Monthly Archives: April 2014

Flying Carps, Yomogi Treats and Iris Leaves Celebrating Health and Happiness of all Children

If you see colorful carp windsocks flying in the breeze in Japan, no doubt it’s close to May 5th, the Kodomo-no-hi (Children’s Day), the day to celebrate the health and happiness of all children.

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Toy Doctor in Miyazaki

There is a group of about thirty dedicated volunteer “Toy Doctors” in Miyazaki who run an organization called The Toy Hospital (“Omocha-no-Biyouin” in Japanese.)

As you have might have guessed, they mend broken toys.  Among them are retirees, public employees, … Read the rest

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