Friday, May 1, 2015

6 GIF Animations of Flying Fish (Koinobori) in Oku Okinawa

carp streamers, windsocks

Huge and Brightly Colored Carp Streamers



A road trip to the north of the island turned out to be a good idea.

Crowds haven't hit the highways yet but, Oku Village is ready to party.

fish windsocks

Workers were putting the finishing touches on festival tents and the stage.

Hundreds of  these decorative fish were flying everywhere along and across the river.

carp streamers, river, children

Without a tape measure, I'd have to guess, those streamers were a few meters long.

Some body spent a small fortune, buying those things.

blue sky, carp streamers,fish,tents

Photos were taken from as many angles as possible to give you a sense of scale.

streamers over river

Here's a view from the top of a hill outside town, looking down at the river.

river, children playing, streamers

Back down in the village, you could see children playing in the water.

It's Golden Week so, they are all out of school.

Some folks call this the beginning of Spring. 

To me, it is the start of the never ending Summer Festival Season in Okinawa, Japan.


Kim said...

I enjoyed your photos and article.

RyukyuMike said...

Kim, Thank you and, please visit again !