Respect for the Aged Day September 17 2012, 0 Comments

According to the World Health Organization, the people of Japan have the longest lifespan in the world. It is fitting that every year on the third Monday of September, Japan celebrates a national holiday called Keirou-no-Hi, or "Respect for the Aged Day." This holiday is to show respect for the elderly and also to celebrate their longevity. Keirou-no-Hi is a day to reflect on the contribution the elderly have made to society and to pray for their continued health. Often, schools will host programs where children can make crafts and draw pictures to give as gifts for their grandparents and great-grandparents.

We carry two sets of kokeshi dolls that celebrate elderly couples. Please see them in the catagory, Elderly Couple. The sets make a unique gift for a wedding, anniversary or other special occasion.