Kodomo-no-hi (Japanese Children's Day)

Sunday, May 4, 2014
11 am to 3 pm

In Japan, children have their own national holiday in early May - Kodomo No Hi, or Children's Day. Families fly colourful carp-shaped streamers (koinobori), display special dolls and ornaments and celebrate children on this festive day. Come see giant koinobori flying in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden, make your own carp streamer and other Japanese crafts to take home with you, and listen to Japanese folktales. Enjoy the early spring Garden and be sure to visit the butterflies in our Tropical Showhouse. 

Other activities include traditional Japanese tea ceremonies and guided walking tours of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden

Event Itinerary:
10am - 3pm - Koinobori in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
11am - 3pm - Origami and paper kite crafts in the Classroom
11am - 3pm - Doll and artifact display in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden
11:30am & 1:30pm - Kurimoto Japanese Garden Walking Tours
10:30am, 11:15am, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm - Tea Ceremony Sittings
12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm - Stories in the Temperate Showhouse


Children’s Day activities are included with general admission. Extra charge for Tea Ceremonies.
Free admission for Garden Seasons Pass holders and Friends of the Garden members.


For information call (780) 987-3054 ext. 2223.