Thursday, June 04, 2009


From the train, I recently noticed these koi (carp) flying across the Inagawa in Ikeda. Apparently they have been up since Children's Day (May 5th).

Luckily, when I went to check them out the other day, they were still there.

I've heard that whenever they fly carp over a river, it is to pray for water safety.

The carp are made of fabric and I think they are hand painted. Some were sparkly too.

Hope everyone has a safe summer!


Kazumi said...

Hi Kat,
We had talked about that koi on our lesson of tea gathering yesterday,too!
I also noticed those koi from Hankyu train.They reminded me of the good childhood.

2kamuela47 said...

Have a safe and fun filled summer too! I really hope it doesn't get too hot over there!

K and S said...

It was my first time to see these Kazumi :) I am glad you were able to see them too!

Thanks Laura, luckily we've had some tradewinds (for now!)

Take care you two.