【Web限定記事】Ｗｅｂ限定で一部記事を英語版で配信します。 Carp streamers comfortably swim in the sky in Odawara
Japanese hang up carp streamers called “Koinobori” for Children’s day on May 5th.
In Kuno, Odawara, around 40 carp streamers have been swimming in the sky until May 9th. A group called “ Nenogami-kai”, which consist of the youth in Self-Governance association of Kanenoue, hang up them once a year for revitalization of their community since 2017. This is the 5th time they hang up.
Most parents stop hanging up the carp steamers after their children became upper grade of elementary school. That’s why members of Nenogami-kai asked many families to donate the carp streamers that are no longer need.
On April 18th, 5 members of the youth group hung up Koinobori they collected. Each person made a wish for early convergence of spread of the coronavirus.
A president of Self-Governance association of Kanenoue, Mr. Hatsuo Isozaki, said, “I hope that many visitors get a closer look at Koinobori rather than enjoying them through windows of their car and bus.”