The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter

Remembering Children

Koinobori, carp flags flying over Kitahara yesterday. Today is Tango no Sekku or children’s day in Japan when the young ones are celebrated, particularly the boys and these flags are meant to symbolize the hope that they grow up strong. These icon streamers are what drew us to the town, sad to think that many children in the town died in the tsunami of March 11th.

Good to see that some people make the effort to honour and remember them.

Another earthquake hits as I write this.



3 responses

  1. Great photo, really powerful image and I am glad someone went to the effort of putting it up.

    May 6, 2011 at 7:26 am

  2. Thanks Will. Was a day and a sight that made me want to see my boys again. Damon

    May 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

  3. What a great photograph, thank you.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

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