Girl's Day / Boys Day - Flip book
Beautiful photographs capture the essence of two of Hawaiʻi’s favorite holidays. Brief text describes the origin, significance, and customs of Girls' Day (March 3rd) and Boys' Day (May 5th), highlighting the similarities and differences between community, school, and family celebrations in Japan and in Hawaiʻi. The binding produces two books in one with two front covers. Girls' Day features dolls, kimono, and hishi-mochi diamond-shaped rice cakes. Boys' Day features carp kites, samurai, iris kashiwa-mochi rice cakes, and chimaki rice dumplings. Both books include many photos of girls and boys enjoying their special days.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Minako Ishii’s travels as a business analyst with Sony furthered an early interest in world cultures. Her photographs — which have appeared in international, national, and Hawaiʻi publications — and her business Beyond Borders reflect her belief in both the importance of cultural preservation and in children’s potential to bridge boundaries.