To celebrate children, Japanese hang those colorful koinobori. They symbolize the family, the black one being the father; in the past the red one stood for the eldest son, and the following ones (if any) the others boys and had different colors according to the regions where they were displayed. Recently this celebration which was a “boy’s one” became a “family” one and the red carp now represents the mother, and the others standing for the kids in the family.

Gear used: Fujifilm X-T2 + Mitakon 35mm f/0.95

Colorful koinobori and Mount Fuji

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