Monday, April 20, 2015

Bright Colored Koinobori (鯉のぼり) Flying in the Wind

Carp Streamers or Windsocks

 

 

Today was the first time I spotted them floating overhead in the breeze.

It's a reminder, that Golden Week isn't too far away.


banners, carp streamers, motion gif

One source, I discovered says these originated with the samurai.

Some of them carried banners with carp painted on them when they went to fight.

They sure do brighten up the sky on a cloudy day.

These streamers will be flying throughout the rest of April and the month of May.

Learn all about the history and customs of Koinobori in Japan.

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