Shichigosan: The Japanese Festival for 7, 5, and 3 Year Olds

The Japaneses Shichigosan festival celebrates children who are 7,5, and 3.  The word, Shichigosan is literally a combination of three numbers in Japanese; shichi is seven, go is five and san is three. This makes it pretty easy to remember what this festival is about! The Shichigosan festival, thought to be over 400 years old, is …

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How Do We Teach Asian Respect to Children in Today’s World

Today I heard that a friend of mine is going to be a new grandparent!  How exciting to welcome new life into this world! It just seems like yesterday when my husband and I were going to be new parents.   With each birth, I experienced excitement and anxiety combined with the physical discomforts of pregnancy.   Welcoming our little babies …

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Japanese Kids Use Public Transportation at an Early Age

Every culture has different standards and practices of child development.  But one thing that I find very different in Japan is the trust they put allowing young children to use public transportation alone at a very young age.  This would be unthinkable in the U.S. and many other countries.  It just wouldn’t be safe! Many …

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