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Postby tōkai devotee » Tue 10.06.2009 9:55 pm

My Japanese Mum is turning 70, and I'm wondering if this is a significant birthday in Japanese culture. I know that seventy-seven is, but what about 70? I vaguely remember hearing that red is a special colour for the 70th. Is there anything special that would be good to give her?
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Re: Birthday traditions

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 10.06.2009 10:37 pm

tokai devotee wrote:My Japanese Mum is turning 70, and I'm wondering if this is a significant birthday in Japanese culture. I know that seventy-seven is, but what about 70? I vaguely remember hearing that red is a special colour for the 70th. Is there anything special that would be good to give her?


Not sure about 70, but 60 is the special birthday (還暦 かんれき) where you wear a red coat.
maybe 70 is a pair of bunny slippers?
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Re: Birthday traditions

Postby coco » Wed 10.07.2009 12:03 am

70歳は「古希」なので、それなりに盛大なお祝いをする場合もあると思います。
(数え年で祝う土地柄もあるでしょうが、満年齢の古希祝いも珍しくありません)
このページも参考になるかもしれません。

いつもながらTokaiさんは、お心遣いが細やかですね。 :)
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Re: Birthday traditions

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 10.07.2009 1:36 am

coco wrote:このページも参考になるかもしれません。


Ahh, ok. Orange sweater. ;)
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Re: Birthday traditions

Postby tōkai devotee » Wed 10.07.2009 3:00 am

Harisenbon wrote:
coco wrote:このページも参考になるかもしれません。


Ahh, ok. Orange sweater. ;)


Or purple sweater for the Obaachan in the second picture!?!

coco-san, ご説明をどうもありがとう!
古希はKOKIで読むんでしょうか。
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Re: Birthday traditions

Postby coco » Thu 10.08.2009 12:59 am

すみません。読み方も書いておけば親切でしたね。
古希は「こき」であっています。 :)
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Re: Birthday traditions

Postby tōkai devotee » Thu 10.08.2009 1:08 am

大丈夫!
いつもありがとう、ココさん。
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