For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at the busy craftsman making these beautiful carp streamers called “Koinobori (鯉幟)”, in preparation for the upcoming Tango no Sekku (端午の節句?), a traditional calendrical event which is now designated a national holiday; Children’s Day.
Children’s Day takes place on May 5. Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May, in honor of sons and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.
Source: MSN Sankei