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Ningyo kuyo: In Japan, unwanted dolls receive a funeral send-off

It's natural for kids to outgrow their dolls when they age, but in Japan, to throw your doll away without thanking them is disrespectful. Learn more about ningyo kuyo, or doll funerals held at Shinto temples in Japan.

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Strawberry Fields Forever - Ichigo Daifuku

Strawberry season is here! Fight the early spring heat by making some ichigo daikfu as a tasty treat.

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Children's Day at Home!

Koi, dragon, samurai. What do all of these have to do with Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day? Find out in our activity booklet!

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A Lump of Play-Doh: Growing Up Mixed

If I really think about it I know there were many people who thought that my mix of backgrounds was cool throughout my childhood; however, I can’t help but focus on those in my life that made me feel like I didn’t belong.

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