Saturday, May 11, 2013

Koinobori - Carp Flags In Yachiyo Freuden, Hyogo

Koinobori or “carp streamers” are flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day or boys’ day on 5 May. You can see such “flags” fluttering in the wind from the end of April to early May. The typical set on one single pole displays two carps in the upper position – the father and the mother, black and red respectively, then blue and pink ones for the children. Others are orange or green. “Hundreds” of koinobori are displayed in Yachiyo Freuden, Hyogo Prefecture.  It is picturesque to see so many of them in one place.














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