Friday, April 27, 2012

koinobori

ikeda4252012 (3) It had been a couple of years since I went to check out the koinobori in Ikeda. In that amount of time, they cleaned up the river and added more rocks.

The koinobori display this year is larger than before, there are two lines of fish spanning the river, as well as large bamboo poles with some koinobori flying from them along the banks.

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The weather has been sunny but there is that awful dust cloud from China that is polluting the skies during this time of year.

I also shot a short video which you may be interested in seeing of the koinobori, here.

It's Friday here, and the start of Golden Week, hope you have a great weekend.

9 comments:

jalna said...

Very, very cool!

Japan Australia said...

Kodomo-no-hi (Children`s Day) is a big one for us and we usually have the carp streamers (koinobori) outside our house as well as gogatsu ningyo (May Dolls) displayed in the house.

Japan Australia

Rowena... said...

Looking forward to what you'll be checking out for Golden week!

K and S said...

Jalna, neat yeah?!

nice, JA!

hope I don't disappoint, Rowena!

Take care everyone.
Kat

KirkK said...

Very cool Kat! I hope you have a great weekend!

K said...

Happy Golden Week to you!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk :)

Thanks K!

Take care you two.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

So fun and pretty to see them "flying" along the river. ;-)

K and S said...

too bad the skies weren't clearer, Deb.

Take care.
Kat