In Japan people celebrate by writing wishes on small pieces of paper and hanging them from bamboo, sometimes with other decorations. I saw these at the grocery store and also at the hospital when I took Wren for her 1 month check up. (She is very strong and healthy but a little bit small. No surprise there given how short Jeff and I are.) My Japanese language teacher brought me bamboo and some decorations and some wishes that she had written and some blank pieces of paper for Jeff and I to write our own wishes on. It was super sweet. It also reminded me a little of decorating a Christmas tree, hahaha!
|Here is the bamboo with all it's decorations, isn't it cute!|
|This is a wish that Ito-san wrote for Wren. It is my understanding that is says that she hopes Wren will grow up and be healthy.|
|This is a wish that Ito-san wrote for me. I think it says that she hopes we will meet again (after I move back to Boise).|
I thought this was a really cute tradition and I enjoyed it. Since Ito-san was nice enough to share it with me, I thought I'd share it with you! ;-)