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A Japanese celebration of longevity for little ones

A Japanese celebration of longevity for little ones at the Canadian Children’s Museum

Gatineau, Quebec, October 31, 2006 – On November 10, the Canadian Children’s Museum in the Canadian Museum of Civilization holds a special festive day for preschoolers to celebrate Shichi go san, just as they do in Japan on November 15. This matsuri or festival celebrates the health and longevity of 3 and 5 year old boys and 3 and 7 year old girls.

A special guest from the Japanese community, Masayo Gardener, will be in the Japanese house showing young visitors how to make origami paper cranes, a symbol of longevity. She will be wearing a traditional kimono and will help children try on some of the traditional clothing children wear in Japan during this special celebration. Note that this activity is designed for children under 5.

Shichi go san
Friday, November 10, 2006
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Canadian Children’s Museum
Free with Museum admission

More information is available by calling (819) 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

2006-10-31 00:00:00.000

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