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Fresh vivid green new leaves on the trees are very beautiful in the morning sun. In some regions they are starting to plant the rice fields. It is the season of planting and growing. May 5th is the boys' festival. Wishing for the healthy growth of our boys we decorate our house with May dolls. Like the Yoroi-Kabuto (armor) and beautiful white horses, hang carp streamers that represent strength and determination. Eating "kashiwa mochi" a rice cake with sweet beans wrapped in oak leaves is a May delicacy. Please enjoy this colorful series filled with embroidered ornaments and symbols of a great future.