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Japanese carp banner, Koinobori 鯉のぼり (carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate "Tango no Sekku",(It's a national hiloday called Children's Day which is May. 5)

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omochiwokudasai: こどもの日:鯉幟 Children`s Day Koinobori (by Melissa Rose Chasse) Children’s Day (こどもの日 / Kodomo no hi) is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5, the fifth day of the fifth month, and is part of the Golden Week. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. It was designated a national holiday by the Japanese government in 1948. via Wikipedia

Koinobori Colorful, carp-shaped streamers or wind socks displayed on Boy’s Day, May 5th.

Koinobori (Streaming Carp Frag), Children's Day(Kodomonohi), May 5th, Japan


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Koinobori, meaning "carp streamer" in Japanese, are carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children's Day.

Love this - have been reading Lisa See's books - love ancient Asian culture but what a hard/restrictive life girls/women had! Can you imagine having your feet bound?