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700 Koinobori Float Through the Sky of Disaster-affected Area

Every year on kodomo no hi, a Japanese national holiday called Children’s Day, colorful koinobori are raised all over the country. They are wind socks in the shape of koi fish and therefore called carp streamers.

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Random Japan Vol.2

Gyutan Ittetsu at Roppongi. The best Gyutan in the world.

Grilled Gyutan at Ittetsu

Hanamomo Peach Flower

Hozuki Lantern

Hanamomo and Carp Streamers

Hanamomo Riverside… 17 more words


Hitsujiyama and Koinobori

Hitsujiyama, where I saw the beautiful moss phlox, literally translates to Sheep Mountain. At the top of the hill after viewing the flowers there were some rather large sheep who badly need a shear! 54 more words

Japanese Festivals

May-themed Japanese Rice Cakes

The other day, someone brought some mochi (Japanese rice cakes) into work, each of which featured a design of a traditional symbol of May in Japan. 434 more words

Rituals & Festivals

Japan celebrates Children’s Day by flying beautiful carp streamers 【Photos】

While people in Japan put up decorations to celebrate different holidays, most of them are placed inside the home, such as the dolls for Girls’ Day/Hina Matsuri… 469 more words


Golden Week

Today, much to my relief, Golden Week is drawing to a close.

Golden Week is a series of public holidays held in Japan every year. The majority of which are clustered in early May but you will often get one or two in late April as well. 632 more words

May 5, 2015

In Japan, today is Children’s Day, Kodomo no Hi. The day is a national holiday in Japan, established in 1948 to respect children’s personalities and celebrate their happiness. 488 more words