Friday, May 05, 2017

Children's Day May 5th

Children's Day was the most amazing day to me when I was a kid. I was in complete awe the first time my father put the Konburi on a very tall flag post in our front yard.
No one else in the Pennsylvania, USA community I lived in knew of it or had one. It was like our own secret family holiday. That was the first time I felt like my family was together as a 1st Generation Japanese-American dual national.
I remember my mom had asked that it go up, and it was of course, for my brother. But that tall natural flag pole was over 30', and the two Konburi flags Blue and Orange were imprinted in my memory forever. I was in sheer spiritual awe.