Koinobori: Be Strong and Courageous (v.2) by dosankodebbie

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May 5 is one of the “seasonal divisions” that we celebrate during the year in Japan. We call this day Kodomo-no-Hi (Children’s Day), the day on which we express our hope that our children will grow up physically strong and courageous against adversity. One of our customs is to run huge carp-shaped windsocks called koi-nobori up a flagpole or along a rope stretched across a river or a field.


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I am a professional Japanese-to-English translator and an Etegami artist. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines thoughtful words with simple images painted on washi paper.

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  • dosankodebbie
    dosankodebbieover 1 year ago

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsover 1 year ago

    lovely work!!

  • Thanks, Shylie!

    – dosankodebbie

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 1 year ago

    A delightful festival, beautiful work, and a reminder to each of us every day!

  • Yes, a reminder to us each day. : ) Thank you.

    – dosankodebbie

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 1 year ago

    wonderful and inspiring!

  • Thank you, Marion. oxox

    – dosankodebbie

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 1 year ago

    “) Always colorful and inspiring!

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