Boys Festival

japanese warrior figure on horse on box; red-white striped background with boy, bear cubs, tree
Boy's Day Diorama , ca 1930-1960 is intended to bring “great strength” to the boy receiving it.
Galt Museum & Archives P19738897000

The Boys' Festival – tango no sekku – is celebrated May 5 and is the day on which wishes are expressed for the hope that each boy in the family will grow up healthy and strong.

Warrior figures are set up in the house and huge fish-like streamers are fastened to poles for decoration.

Additional information for this diorama is available on the Government of Canada Artefacts Canada - diorama (external link) website.