Three Karako children, drumming and turning around in playful aerobic, apparently celebrating the Children's Day known as Kodomo no hi 子供の日. The set is hand-carved traditionally with high levels of depth and breadth. The children's faces are realistic with double inlay eyes, nearly mirroring one another in their charms and countenances. All three boys are cloaked in children's kimonos with unique textile designs on their collars and bibs. The set has a flowing rhythm continuity allowing arrangement above a burlwood pedestal freely. This okimono is a classic example from the Meiji period.
*The Boy's day was known as Tango no Sekku, celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month after the Nara period. In 1948, It was renamed Children's Day ( Kodomo no hi 子供の日) to include both boys and girls. The Showa government decreed this day to be a national holiday for cherishing the maternal love of mothers and children.