Koi-Nobori Carp Streamer

Added on by the ikebana shop.

May 5th is celebrated as Children's Day in Japan. People display koi-nobori (carp streamers) for their sons. (No, no discrimination...there is a Girls' Day too--celebrated on March 3rd for daughters!) The koi-noboriare like wind socks in carp design. The carp is a symbol of strength, perserverance and achievement.

There is a Chinese legend about a carp who swam up a waterfall and turned into a dragon. We are sure there are many variations to this tale but the carp as symbol of effort and success is constant.

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We have our koi-nobori up in the shop as well!  We have some available for sale.  You can use them to decorate your child's room too!

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And, we also have "mini" ones!

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(All photos by the ikebana shop.  All rights reserved.)