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.