Carp streamer, Koinobori 鯉のぼり for Children’s Day on May 5 - Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May, in honor of sons and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.
Japanese carp streamer, Koinobori こいのぼり celebrate boys on May 5. Tango no sekku.
Koinobori (鯉幟) "carp streamer" are carp-shaped wind socks flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no Sekku (端午の節句), a traditional calendrical event on Children's Day. These wind socks are made by drawing carp patterns on paper, cloth or other nonwoven fabric to flutter in the wind. They are also known as satsuki-nobori (皐幟). Children's Day takes place on May 5. Koinobori are hung from April to early May, in honor of children in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.
Karmapa during the Lama Dances.
Linen tapestry "koinobori" (hanging scrolls, Japanese tapestries) （ packaging and then non-）
Tango no Sekku, Children's day, Carp Flag, Koinobori...now I'm finding 'Joey things' on here...smh
"Fujiwara Tamie. She’s showing what a noble woman would wear while traveling. She represents Fujiwara Tamie, the author of Izayo Nikki in the 1200s. Fujiwara Tamie was played by the geiko Umeha from Kamishichiken.” Photography and text by fuyou-hime on Flickr. Jidai Matsuri, Kyoto, Japan. October 22, 2008