Tuesday, May 04, 2010

children's day and koi nobori

in japan, the 1st week of may is called golden week, because of all the holidays a row. school and business close, and it's a popular time for vacations. may 5th is children's day, and families fly these koi nobori or carp flags. cities also fly them in larger numbers, like the photo above.
and, if you want to make your own tiny koi nobori, craftershock shows you how.

1 comment:

Jagienka said...

I remember golden week and the carp flags in Kyoto... I was there seven years ago but feels like it was only yesterday. I would go back there in a heartbeat. In Poland, where I'm originally from, children's day is June the 1st. Kids get candies and small gifts, but there's nothing like the carp flags to celebrate that day.