Friday, May 1, 2015
6 GIF Animations of Flying Fish (Koinobori) in Oku Okinawa
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.
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.
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.
Photos were taken from as many angles as possible to give you a sense of scale.
Here's a view from the top of a hill outside town, looking down at the river.
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.