Koinobori: It seems that fish swimming in the sky is in Japan

If you stroll around the countryside, you would probably see a number of huge colorful fishes made of silky fabric hung on a tall pole, being blown in the fresh air of early summer. Those fishes are called ‘Koinobori’ – streamers in the shape of carp. They will be seen only in the period from April to 5th of May: Children’s Day, the national holiday. Koinobori is the decoration specific for the Children’s Day, which is to celebrate and wish for children’s good health and healthy growth. Koinobori is arranged like a set of a family. From the top of ...

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