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Nima-kai Traditions: Matsuri

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Share your Nikkei Matsuri photos!

Every year, Nikkei communities around the world gather together for fun cultural activities and food. These matsuri (festivals) …

Nima-kai Kodomo no Hi Traditions

online exhibition
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May 5th is celebrated annually in Japan and in Nikkei communities around the world as Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day). The day is celebrated by displaying koinobori—carp-shaped windsock with the …

Nima-kai Hinamatsuri Traditions

online exhibition
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March 3rd is celebrated annually in Japan and in Nikkei communities around the world as Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day). Literally translated as “doll festival,” families with young daughters celebrate this event …

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