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Boy’s Day at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm

Friday, May 5, 10:00am-2:00pm, Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Captain Cook


Tango no Sekku or Boy’s Day is an honored holiday in Japan and Hawaii every May 5 when families raise the carp-shaped koinobori flags. These fish-shaped wind socks were made to resemble carp because of the legend that a carp that swims upstream becomes a dragon, a symbol of a strong and healthy boy. Visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, an outdoor museum in Captain Cook, and learn about this tradition and the Japanese coffee pioneer’s story during the 1920’s to 1940’s in Hawaii. On this day, the farm will display traditional cloth carp wind socks and visitors can make their own origami samurai helmet and participate in mochi making. Additionally, visitors may walk through the coffee and macadamia nut orchards learning the methods used for farming back then, tour the historic farmhouse and visit with the farm animals. Along the way, costumed interpreters are available to “talk story” and answer questions.  The Farm is open Monday through Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm.  For more information call 808-323-3222.