MPSHome Alumni Calendar Contact MyMPS
Interesting events
 

KAKIZOME

Kakizome (書き初め, literally "first writing") is a Japanese term for the first calligraphy written at the beginning of a year, traditionally on January 2. Traditionally, kakizome was performed using ink rubbed with the first water drawn from the well on New Year's Day.  We did in class too.  Here are Kakizome winners from each class.

 

Children's Day in Japan : KODOMO NO HI

 
Every May 5, it is Kodomo no Hi or "Children’s Day" in Japan. Families fly koinobori banners in the shape of a carp (a type of fish) for each child in their house. In Japanese folklore, the carp is a symbol of determination and vigor, overcoming all obstacles to swim upstream. Samurai warrior figurines and samurai kabuto helmets are also displayed in homes to inspire strength and bravery.  Japanese Classes made kabuto heimets and wore them.
Children's day