Koinobori (Carp Streamer)

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Koinobori are displayed outside homes with boys from April to early May for Children’s Day. They are also symbols of strong and healthy sons.

When I was in Japan, most koinobori that I saw looked huge, but I was relieved to find out that there were smaller sized versions for displaying on apartment balconies. Still, I was surprised at how big it turned out to be!

The large, black carp symbolizes the father, the smaller, red carp symbolizes the mother, and any after that are their sons. More carp streamers can be added at any time. ♡

E’s all set for his first Children’s Day. ♡

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