Friday, April 17, 2009

Boy's Day Koinobori

Children's Day is celebrated on May 5th in Japan with the festival of Tango-no-Sekku, which gives thanks for the healthy growth of young boys.

Carp streamers - koi-nobori - are flown from houses with young male children. The carp represent strength and virility.

Boy's Day Koinobori

Koinobori Carp Streamers

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