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Koinobori are cloth streamers in the shape of a carp which are flown on a tall pole on Childeren’s Days, May 5. The flying of koinobori symbolizes the wish that the boys in the family will grow to be strong and courageous as the carp. 9 more words



An A1 mixed media piece based on a the idea of metamorphosis, and a Japanese legend of a koi carp transforming into a dragon. This legend is meant to represent the transition into manhood, so i wanted to merge both the analogy and what it symbolised together. 29 more words


Near the sea: six views of descent in Japan

Stories behind the photos

On our way down from exploring the low mountains above Onomichi, we walked through a cramped neighbourhood filled with cats. The humans obviously adored the creatures. 526 more words


Japanese Koinobori Fish

Year 7s have started work on their Koinobori fish kites. Using lino cuts to make scales, they print onto a flat fish which is then glued together to form a 3D kite that can be hung from the ceiling. 39 more words

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Kawagoe shi - 川越市

It is golden week  in Kawagoe shi!
I am glad to live in Saitama. Had a great time walking around and watching the Edo period houses, the bell tower and the streets decorated with colorful koinobori (flying fishes), which is proof that I went there by the children day and I am just writing about it a bit late haha. 19 more words


Sagami River Koinobori Matsuri

The day before Children’s Day (May 5th), I went to Suigotana (水郷田名), in Sagamihara City (Kanagawa prefecture), to visit the Sagami River Koinobori Matsuri. … 31 more words