Japanese Fairy World

Japanese Fairy World

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NE of the greatest days in the calendar of old Japan was the seventh of July; or, as the Japanese people put it, "the seventh day of the seventh month." It was a vermilion day in the almanacs, to which every child looked forward with eyes sparkling, hands clapping, and fingers counting, as each night rolled the time nearer. All manner of fruits and other eatable vegetables were prepared, and cakes baked, in the household. The boys plucked bamboo stalks, and strung on their branches bright-colored ribbons, tinkling bells, and long streamers of paper, on which poetry was written. On this night, mothers hoped for wealth, happiness, good children, and wisdom. The girls made a wish that they might become skilled in needlework. Only one wish a year, however, could be made. So, if any one wanted several things-health, wealth, skill in needlework, wisdom, etc.-they must wait many years before all the favors could be granted.
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514383497
  • 9781514383490

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