2020 Children’s Day—A Virtual Experience
Children’s Day is a national holiday in Japan celebrating children’s health, happiness, and family unity.
In honor of the holiday, Shofuso celebrates children every year with festive on-site displays and activities and by hosting a Children’s Day field trip program that serves almost 500 school children each year. This year, Shofuso makes the stories and magic of Children’s Day available online for everyone beginning on Children’s Day itself, May 5, when we kick off three days of social media content. Be sure to tune in when Site Manager James Webster gets the giant, colorful koi fish flags flying over Shofuso on Tuesday, May 5 at 11am during a Facebook Live stream.
Download our exclusive Shofuso Children’s Day activities and programming to engage your students, your children, or yourself in Japanese cultures and customs. Activities include a video tour of Shofuso by Site Manager James Webster, a video fan dance demonstration, Shofuso Kamishibai storytelling, and more. This online programming is geared towards an elementary school audience, but everyone who loves Japanese culture or Shofuso can download and enjoy celebrating Shofuso Children’s Day at home.
This exciting online content is available for free, but a $15 donation to support Shofuso’s great programming year-round is appreciated.
You can also purchase your own koi windsocks, coloring books, and stickers here: https://japanphilly.org/store/products/