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.

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.

Drawers for Omikuji (paper fortune) at Tanjo-ji Temple, Chiba, Japan

Drawers for Omikuji (paper fortune) at Tanjo-ji Temple, Chiba, Japan

任天堂 求職者向け 会社案内パンフレット (2014) | Nintendo Recruiting Brochure (2014)

任天堂 求職者向け 会社案内パンフレット (2014) | Nintendo Recruiting Brochure (2014)

Rice fields in Hyogo, Japan 兵庫

Rice fields in Hyogo, Japan 兵庫

kyoto japan

kyoto japan

Japanese traditional folk house

Japanese traditional folk house

Shokin-tei, Kyoto, Japan

Shokin-tei, Kyoto, Japan

Linxspiration

Linxspiration

© hatto Mt. Fuji, Honshu Island, Japan

© hatto Mt. Fuji, Honshu Island, Japan

Japanese coins. The 1-yen coins at the top are made of aluminum and look and feel like play money, but they are important at the supermarket. The 5-yen coins have a hole in them but no Roman number on them. The 10-yen coins resemble British 1-pence coins in color and size.

Japanese coins. The 1-yen coins at the top are made of aluminum and look and feel like play money, but they are important at the supermarket. The 5-yen coins have a hole in them but no Roman number on them. The 10-yen coins resemble British 1-pence coins in color and size.

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