Apr 14, 2013

Koinobori over the Sakai River

The picture below shows one of the spring features in Beppu.
About 600 carp-shaped streamers (Koinobori)  are flown over the Sakai River that runs in the center of Beppu city.
The Sakai River is decorated by the neighbors.
The carp is believed to be a lucky fish symbolizing success in life.
      Generally and originally, families with boys fly carp-shaped streamers
in their garden, wishing for good health and growth of their boys.
 This magnificent sight has been familiar to people for more than 20 years. It will last until May 5th (Children's day).