Monday, April 20, 2015
Bright Colored Koinobori (鯉のぼり) Flying in the Wind
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.
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.