2010-04-30

KOINOBORI


I went a park near by river yesterday. It was a beautiful day!
What an  attractive scenery!!
This flying carps called KOINOBORI in Japanese. We traditionally celebrate boys good health and happiness.  They also hoist koinobori, carp-shaped streamers that symbolize strength and success in life because Chinese legends say carp become dragons when they swim up whitewater rapids.

A big black carp is as a father,a red one as a mother,and small ones as children. They are stood at the family which have boys and we can often see KOINOBORI at this time. But these are across the river!! Fantastic!
Seem like as Carps are flying  or swimming in the blue sky.
It was a bit windy day but I felt very comfortable spring fresh air on my face.
Waters go fast..So nice!

Have a nice the rest of week and wonderful weekend!!

7 件のコメント:

zsazsazsu さんのコメント...

Thank you for sharing !

Michela さんのコメント...

How cheerful those KOINOBORI! Arigato Mami, there's always a lot to learn from you!
Have a wonderful weekend too..Konnichiwa!!!!

Chicken Boys さんのコメント...

I like them. They are very nice. Maybe I could get some of those for my yard?!
~Randy

Dragonfly さんのコメント...

Great pics!! I love these - they are like big fish lanterns :-)
Have a lovely weekend!

Loyce さんのコメント...

Very interesting post, Mami. It is nice to learn about your country through your eyes.

TK さんのコメント...

I have seen this koinobori at a Japanese restaurant in Malaysia. They are beautiful!! especialy during a windy day because they look alive!

Olga さんのコメント...

Those are truly beautiful! I wish I could buy something like that here! Are you planning any swaps? :P