Kabuto (Warrior Helmet)

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May 5 is Kodomo no hi or Children’s Day in Japan. Families with sons celebrate by displaying kabuto (warrior helmets) and koinobori (carp streamers) at their home. (Girls are celebrated on March 3, which is called Hinamatsuri)

My husband’s parents sent us these decorations from Japan so that we can celebrate with E. The kabuto is the symbol of a strong, healthy boy.

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The little vest is for E to wear, and the decoration in the right corner is actually a music box that plays a Children’s Day song called “Koinobori.” I’ll post pictures of the carp streamers once we set it up ♡

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