Wednesday, November 11, 2009


They celebrate Children's Day on May 5. Todyo is the capital of Japan. On their flag, the red dot represents the sun. The chrisanthemum flower is the symbol of the emperor and his family.
The national bird is the red crowned crane.

The Samurai lived by a code in 1880. They swore loyalty to the king. They'd followed their king till death. They followed Their cheiften for a few more genorations. Local warlords ruled small areas. They fought for other people's areas.


Sue said...

How great that you are learning about Japan!

Sometimes information in books can be a little off for some reason. Cranes are often associated with Japan, but the national bird is actually the pheasant. The male is a beautiful blue/green color with a red face, and their call is quite noisy. We have a cabin up north, and can hear them calling often around there.

Keep on reading, and if you want to ask me anything let your mom know, and I would be glad to answer to the best of my ability! Keep up the good work.

Sue in Japan

Daddy Forever said...

Nice job. I think Samurais are cool.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to know more about Children's Day. When I was little I used to wonder why if we had Mother and Father's Days, why we couldn't have a Children's Day, too!

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