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Today’s Japan Photo: Koinobori 鯉幟

Today's Japan Photo: Koinobori

For Today’s Japan Photo, we take a look at these beautiful carp streamers called Koinobori (鯉幟).

These carp-shaped wind socks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no Sekku (端午の節句), a traditional calendrical event which is now designated a national holiday; Children’s Day.These wind socks are made by drawing carp patterns on paper, cloth or other nonwoven fabric.

Image Credit: ajpscs flickr

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