Ochanoko saisai. I´ve been using this saying for a long time but I´d never thought about the origin of the word. Now I´ve found a tasty word journey.
Do you know a Japanese paper craft, Monkiri Asobi? It´s simple but very amusing, which became very popular among common people in Edo period.
There are islands in Japan where old traditional customs are still strictly kept. One of them is Okinoshima located in the middle of Genkai Sea.