Tango-no-Sekku (端午の節句)

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    May 5th, celebrated as Boys' Day 'Tango-no-Sekku(端午の節句)', is a day dedicated to praying for the healthy growth and future success of boys. In households with boys, it's customary to raise 'Koinobori (鯉のぼり)' carp streamers, display samurai helmets and warrior dolls, and enjoy traditional foods like chimaki (rice cakes wrapped in bamboo leaves) and kashiwa mochi (rice cakes wrapped in oak leaves) as part of the festivities. It's also believed that taking a bath infused with iris leaves on this day can ward off illnesses. During this season, known for its clear skies, carp streamers gracefully swimming in the blue sky bring joy to our eyes all across Japan.