Thursday, May 5, 2011
Today is Childrens Day, and for the past week or so the koinobori, carp streamers, have been flying around Japan.
Our local Chamber of Commerce puts up 2 strings of them across the Gonokawa river.
This is the spot where the Suijin Matsuri will take place on May 5th.
Though it is called Childrens Day, really its Boys Day as the girls celebrate Hina Matsuri, the Doll Festival.
The carp symbolize endurance and strength as they swim upstream.