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Pictures of Japan

Kodomo No Hi
(Children's Day)

This is a koi nobori (carp windsock). These are flown for Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day) in Japan. Kodomo no Hi is on May fifth and is part of a string of holidays called Golden Week. (April 29th is Greenery Day, May 3rd is Constitution Day, and May 4th is a national holiday).

Many people with children fly koi nobori from poles on their houses.

Rivers and lakes often will have strings of various carp streamers flown across them.

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