Flying Koinobori

Carp Streamers①

THE OKU RIVER WALK on CHILDREN'S DAY

Koinobori 鯉のぼり koinobori

Koinobori

Koinobori, meaning "carp streamer" in Japanese, are 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. They are then allowed to flutter in the wind.Wikipedia

Discover more photos in our Koinobori search.

Photos from y_phog, Okinawa Soba, quksilver, yosnonpy, and atusio9.

en
Posted By

Kay is a Community Manager for Flickr and passionate about extraordinary photography. As an editor on Flickr Blog he loves to showcase the beauty and diversity of Flickr in his posts. When he's not blogging or making Flickr more awesome (in front of and behind the scenes), you can find him taking pictures with his beloved Nikon and iPhone, listening to Hans Zimmer's music or playing board games. | On Flickr you can find him at https://flic.kr/quicksilver