In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are many tool items. One of them is Chitose Ame. By the way, do you know Chitose Ame ACNH? What is a Chitose Ame ACNH? Well, let us discuss it here.
What is a Chitose Ame ACNH?
You have to know that Chitose Ame is a tool item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It was introduced in the 1.11.0 free update. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, tools are able to be crafted at a DIY Workbench or purchased from Timmy and Tommy’s shop. The tools have differ durability based on prefixes such as flimsy for axes created by stone and tree branches. Also, the tools are able to be repaired by upgrading it to a higher durability or by customizing it (if possible) that resets the tools durability. Misses will not count toward the tool’s durability. For instance, a shovel will just break after shoveling up the max number of items it can. As a player, you are able to dig 100 holes and it will not affect the shovel’s durability or cause it to break unless you dig up 100 items.
How to Obtain Chitose Ame in ACNH?
You are able to obtain Chitose Ame from Nook Shopping for 1,500 Bells from November 11 to November 20 as a celebration of Shichi-Go-San. For your information, Nook Shopping is an application for the NookPhone in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that you are able to use to be able to shop anywhere in the game. The application is only unlocked after you have bought 100 items via the Nook Shopping service at the Nook Stop in Resident Services. The Nook Shopping application works the same as at the Nook Stop and it gives full access to the player’s catalog. It is able to be accessed anywhere, including while visiting deserted islands and mystery tour islands.
As we explained above, you are able to obtain Chitose Ame from Nook Shopping (for 1,500 Bells) from November 11 to November 20 as a celebration of Shichi-Go-San. Some of you may not know about Shichi-Go-San. Based on Wikipedia, Shichi-Go-San is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three and seven years old girls and five years old that is held annually on November 15 for celebrating the growth and well-being of young children. Because it is not a national holiday, usually it is observed on the nearest weekend.
Based on history, Shichi-Go-San is originated in the Heian period amongst the court nobles who celebrated the passage of their own children into middle childhood. The ages 3, 5 and 7 are consistent with East Asian numerology, stating that odd numbers are lucky. This practice was set to the 15th of the month during the Kamakura period. The meaning is to celebrate the survival of children, as in the past people have already lost their own children due to poor health situations. Thus, until the age 7, the children were thought to be offspring of Japanese Gods.
Over time, this traditional rite passed to the samurai class who added a number of the rituals. The children who up until the age of three were asked by custom to have shaven heads. They were allowed to grow out their own hair. Boy children of age five were able to wear hakama for the first time, while girl children of age seven replaced the cords they used to tie their kimono with the traditional obi. In the Meiji period, this practice was adopted amongst the commoners, and included the modern ritual of visiting a shrine to drive out evil spirits and hope for a long healthy life.
Chitose Ame is given to the children on Shichi-Go-San. Chitose Ame is thin, long, red and white candy. It symbolizes healthy growth and longevity. Chitose ame is given in a bag decorated with a crane and a turtle that represent long life in Japan. Also, it is wrapped in a thin, clear, and edible rice paper film which resembles plastic.
Other Tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Besides Chitose Ame, there are still many other tools in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Here are some other tools in ACNH:
The tool ring is a feature earned by buying the Tool Ring. It is very important at the Nook Stop for 800 Nook Miles. After purchasing, this will allow you to press up on the directional pad to access a tool wheel with 8 slots for tools. With this, easily you are able to swap directly to the tool you want to use. When added to the inventory, automatically the tools are assigned to the wheel if a slot is available starting with the twelve o-clock position on the wheel. It works clockwise until the wheel is filled out. After full, new tools will not be registered automatically but they are able to be assigned to the slot of the players’ option. This is done by pressing “x” while the wheel is open or by choosing the tool in the inventory and setting it as a favorite.
Shovels lose durability when digging up items or hitting rocks. Digging holes where there is nothing to uproot or dig up, and burying items, will not affect the shovel’s durability. But, hitting a rock is going to deplete durability, even if no material is produced from that hit. Need to know that the shovel will not be able to crack if the rock can still drop the items while the durability of the shovels reaches 0. However, the shovel will crack or break in the next use outside of this situation.
Another tool in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the Watering Can. The Watering Cans are going to lose 1 durability every time they are used to water the dry flowers. Watering ground with no flowers placed on it will be able to reduce the durability of the Watering Can by 1/20th of the regular rate. Keep in mind that no durability will be taken from a Watering Can if you water flowers that have already been watered that day.
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