Does anyone remember ‘Mameshiba’?
Their cute catchphrase was ‘ねぇ知っている？’ (ne shittiru?) or ‘hey, did you know?’….
Maybe you don’t know the link between shichi-go-san,
- Chitose Ame (千歳飴), literally “thousand year candy”, is given to children on Shichi-Go-San.
- Chitose Ame is long, thin, red and white candy, which symbolizes healthy growth and longevity.
- It is given in a bag decorated with a crane and a turtle, which represent long life in Japan.
- The Crane may conceivably be the oldest bird on earth; there is fossil proof that they existed over 60 million years ago.
- In origami, it is said that a thousand folded paper cranes, one for each year of its life, makes a wish come true.
- The Japanese Crane, which stands almost five feet tall, with a wing span of more than six feet is possibly the most majestic of all cranes.
- November 15th is considered the luckiest day of the year, not only according to the traditional Japanese calendar, but also according to yin and yang.