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Koi Nobori

Koi Nobori

 

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Sat, 7th Jan 2012

The family fun day at Pembroke Park ended with a spectacular flying of kites- this gigantic Koi shaped kite brought back memories of our time in Japan. 

May 5th is "Childrens' Day" in Japan, and it is tradition for families to fly these "Koi-nobori" (carp-shaped windsocks) outside their houses- one for each child in the family.  The carp symbolises courage and strength because of its ability to overcome all obstacles and swim up upstream. The Koi are supposed to bring good luck to children and encourage them to be strong and brave.

Just a little bit of general knowledge for you.  Might come in handy in your next game of Trivial Pursuits...

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