Tag Archives: Boys’ Day

May 05

Fish Flag Day!

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. Here are last year’s beauties at Tokyo Tower and hanging from a kite string at Yoyogi Park: Swimming In […]

May 05

Swimming In The Sky

I love these. Every year on May 5, families fly koi nobori outside their houses as a sort of prayer that their sons will become like the carp that climbed the waterfall to become a dragon. These fish flags always cheer me up, but this year for some reason the public displays are particularly exuberant! […]