Sunday, May 5, 2013

Children's Day

Dinner time will be soon, Goro.

No, no.

Okay, just a little.

I hope it didn't ruin your appetite.

Your Daddy went deep-sea fishing
and caught tuna today.

It's May 5th - Children's Day in Japan. This is the day to
celebrate happiness of children. Carp-shaped windsocks
are traditionally flown to wish children a good future.

(Picture of a park in my hometown)

We don't have carp windsocks but cooked tuna :-)

We sure wish a happiness for our fur children!


  1. We have those very same dental chew treats for Binga! She loves them, and they never spoil her dinner (nothing ever does). Happy day, boys!

  2. Happy Children's Day, Goro-chan and Niko-chan! And Tamago-san, too!

  3. We'd much rather have tuna than a carp windsock too. Tuna tastes better!

    We've never heard of Children's Day. What a great thing to celebrate!

  4. What a lovely picture of the windsocks! Are you from Japan?

  5. Awwwww beautiful Niko and adorable Goro!! Yay for freshly caught tuna! How yummy!! We wish all the children - fur or otherwise!! - in Japan a Happy happy Children's Day!!

    Take care

  6. Looks like you boys had a very happy Children's Day!

  7. What a great childrens day! Ive always found this holliday interesting because I love Japan. I really want to go there but never travel because of the pets. Looks like goro goro and niko niko had a good celebration for it. I have a book about childrens day in my special ed classroom maybe we will read it to the kids today

    urban hounds

  8. We had never heard of Children's day either but that must be so much fun. What a great idea.
    And you two kitties are so lucky to have fresh tuna for supper. Bet it was so yummy. You all have a great day and a great week.

  9. Oh you two are the luckiest kitties having a mom and dad that look after you so well. I like those windsocks ~ colorful!

    Wishing you much health and happiness ~ all of you! :)
    xo Catherine

  10. Dearest Tamago-san,
    Wow, I was SO moved to see the beautiful picture of the Cherry Blossom and many carp windsock♡♡♡ I don't remember if you said where you are from, but you can enjoy both of them at the same time is marvelous, aren't they♬♬♬


    Love you always from Japan to my Japanese friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

  11. Those windsocks are cool but that tuna looks totally yummy!

  12. DOODS !!!!!!!! it DONT get any better; carp in yur socks N tuna on yur plate !!! happee childrens day two ewe both; frum all oh uz in trout.... we wish ewe good fortune for 75 yeerz ta come !!!

  13. I didn't that about Children's Day and much prefer it to Cinco de Mayo. Hope you boy enjoyed your treats!

  14. Whoa! Fresh caught tua! Bet it's delish. Do you get sushi too?

  15. A really perfect day indeed!!
    Tuna meal!!! How wonderful is that!!
    I can see your satisfied faces!

  16. We suddenly realised yesterday that we completely forgot to put up our Koi-Nobori this year. #1 is too busy!

    Glad you got tuna, Boys!

    The Chans

  17. My goodness you kitties have really done well havent you! Tuna! Can I come visit!

    That is a very nice custom for children! Good stuff.

  18. Lovely lovely kitties, I love your fur babies :)...the last photo is incredible :)))

  19. Wow, that tuna sure looks good, handsome boys=yummy!...Happy week ahead, darling friends...kisses...Calle Halle, Sukki

  20. Dearest Tamago,
    Those two fur children look very happy and healthy. Loved the story again and yes, ours do ask for snack treats in-between meals a lot! They are so cunning. Especially when we have our coffee mid-morning and tea in the afternoon, they beg for their treats...

  21. Oh Tamago san, seeing your two fur children eating side by side,, and celebrating Children's Day made my mommy so happy. And me as well. Mommy knew about Children's Day and the wind socks as well as she has two friends, you know of Michiko of course, and I have another American one who loves Japan and has gone to be there many times. His mother-in-law lived there a long time.

    Niko san and Goro san, I adore you as does my mommy. We love coming here to see you each time.

    Love and snuggles to you from me, Katie Isabella (and mommy too)

  22. I didn't know there was a Children's Day. We don't have that here but I think we should.

  23. You know, I think these particular children are appreciating their toonas waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than some fishie windsock!

  24. You can't resist when cats want something :-)
    Looks like Niko and Goro enjoyed their tuna dinner
    and I'm sure they both are very happy !
    Have a great week,

  25. Oh boys, what a lucky life you two have. I am sure you love cooked tuna much more than carpshaped windsocks. Despite that the windsocks look really beautiful. O.K., I agree, the tuna does also. What a special day for your boy, Tamago. I can see how happy they are. Thank you for sharing the cute guys. I wish them luck, too.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  26. Wow! YOu sure have a good life. Any leftovers for us???

  27. It looked like your noms disappeared before our eyes - they must have been delish.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  28. Happy Mother's Day to your dear sweet Momma! My mommy and I love her and you boys.

  29. We have a feeling that every day is Fur-Children's Day at your house. You boys are so lucky to have parents who love you so much and make you so happy.

  30. Children's Day should be everywhere. The windsocks are so pretty and colorful. The tuna looks delish. .
    xoxo Kassey

  31. What a sweet post. Your Mommy loves you boys so much, we enjoy seeing that. (I bets that tuna was kind of fabulous, huh?)