” A national holiday in Japan, Children’s Day is celebrated May 5. Get a head start at our festival, in which kids can wear kimonos, join in fun activities and games, and try tasty Japanese food and snacks available for purchase. “
Saturday March 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson
Editor Carolyn Sugiyama Classen will be teaching the Japanese card game of hanafuda from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Hanafuda is popular in Hawaii and Korea, but not in Japan. She grew up in Hawaii learning and playing this colorful game.
And I hear the popular Takoyaki Balls food truck will be selling delicious lunch items. The beautiful Hinamatsuri doll display for Girls’ Day (March 3) will still be on display as well.
Schedule of Chidlren’s Day activities: