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Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 18 May 2007 in Cityscape & Urban.

May the 5th was "Children's Day" (formerly "Boys' Day") in Japan, and you will see many carp streamers or flags on display around this date. People will usually fly one streamer for each of their children at their homes. These shots were taken near where I live, in Sonoda, Amagasaki city.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Celialee from Kyoto, Japan

I love these flying fish flags!! I want to buy them to give to my sister!

18 May 2007 5:54am

@Celialee: They're very nice aren't they?

Art Monkey from Salt Spring Island, Canada

very colourful - nice one!

18 May 2007 6:26am

@Art Monkey: Thank you AM.

Putter from Belgium

Nice tradition, great to see all those colourful flags!

18 May 2007 6:43am

@Putter: Cheers Putter!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

ok then may I have 2 please, lovely composition

18 May 2007 7:29am

@Dimitrios: Thanks Dimitrios.

Anup from Bangalore, India

The colours are lovely

18 May 2007 12:00pm

@Anup: Cheers Anup.

Candace from Emmaus, United States

I love it...makes me want to do a children's day here for my kids. The colors are so sharp and vibrant. Would love to have some of those fish flags.

18 May 2007 2:11pm

@Candace: Thanks Candace. You can buy them all over the place here from April. Do you have any Japanese shops nearby?

Candace from Emmaus, United States

i don't know if there are any shops around, but I'm going to look for one...I'm sure there's one close enough somewhere. :o)

18 May 2007 2:30pm

Kairospix from Singapore

very colourful capture!
nice job!

18 May 2007 5:17pm

@Kairospix: Cheers Kairospix.

Jen from Jessup, United States

Great colors and composition!!

18 May 2007 8:07pm

@Jen: Thanks Jen.

DTW from Orlando, United States

Nice colors

18 May 2007 8:57pm

@DTW: Cheers DTW.

kaveh from TEHRAN, Iran

Nice. Interesting colors!

20 May 2007 6:28am

@kaveh: Thanks kaveh.

Mike Cash from Kiryu, Japan

Very nice job catching so many together like that. Was this from a balcony or some sort of overpass/bridge?

20 May 2007 12:09pm

@Mike Cash: Thanks Mike. Took it from a footbridge over the river.

Manuela Photography from Hainburg, Germany

Wonderful colours and I love them! Well done with the repetition.

21 May 2007 7:27am

@Manuela Photography: Thank you Manuela.