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.


Muza-chan said...

Love it :)

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan, It really surprised me, seeing these yesterday. I'd forgotten how close Golden Week has become !