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Kodomo no Hi, Children’s Day

Photo by Jonathan Ley

A beloved family tradition, come celebrate the health and well-being of your little ones at 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, bamboo fan making, origami card making, 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, Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation 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.
Taste of Tea for Children will take place at the Tea House. Bento boxes by Chef Naoko are available on purchase.

Kodomo no Hi / Photo by Jonathan Ley