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Children’s Day, Kodomo no Hi

Photo by Jonathan Ley

A beloved family tradition, come celebrate the health and well-being of your little ones at the Portland Japanese Garden’s annual Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day.

Children’s Day is observed in Japan as a day to honor all children in the hopes that they will grow up healthy and strong.

With a range of activities like origami helmet-making, a haiku scavenger hunt, Taiko drum performances, height measuring, a kid-friendly tea ceremony, and our famous Koi Parade, this event has something for children of all ages.

Most events will take place at the Cultural Village, in the Yanai Classroom Courtyard and the Cathy Rudd Cultural Corner. The Koi Q & A will take place at the Koi pond. The Koi-nobori Parade will take place throughout the Garden.

Kodomo no Hi / Photo by Jonathan Ley