Kodomo No Hi: A Guide To Children’s Day In Japan


You might have noticed colorful fish-shaped flags hanging on balconies while going out. That means it's almost Children's Day in Japan! Things change quickly in Japan and as soon as Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) is over, the country starts preparing for Golden Week—and even more specifically, for Children’s Day. You may have noticed some strange fishes swimming in the sky in your neighborhood… Carp-shaped? Red, blue, black? To the untrained eye, it seems like an odd affair—colorful carp-shaped flags hoisted from balconies and ominous-looking samurai armor adorning family living rooms.
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