Fish Flag Day!

Gigantic fish flags take to the sky at Nishiarai Daishi temple

Gigantic fish flags take to the sky at Nishiarai Daishi temple

On a fine spring day, how can you not be cheered by spotting koi nobori swimming through the sky? It’s Children’s Day again, here in Japan, and fathers & sons everywhere are celebrating by having iris fights in the bath.

Carp flags school over the shopping street in Kameido

Carp flags school over the shopping street in Kameido

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Fancy golden ones in a Kawagoe shop window.

Here are last year’s beauties at Tokyo Tower and hanging from a kite string at Yoyogi Park: Swimming In The Sky

And just for fun, here are the eleven strangest shrines in Tokyo, with all the inside scoop on the resident gods’ superpowers. One of them is at Nishiarai Daishi temple, which also flies some awesomely huge fish flags!

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