May 03, 2006

Golden Week

Today is the first day off from school for Golden Week (in our neighborhood). There are several holidays in a row. April 29th was the birthday of the previous emperor. It is a holiday. This year it was on a Saturday and many children now have Saturdays off anyway. Then there is Constitution Day on May 3rd, a national holiday on the 4th, and Boy's Day or Children's Day on the 5th. Today was sunny so there were many koinobori flying in the breeze. It is a string of fish called koi. This decoration is for Boy's Day and is put up as early as the end of April. I took this picture near a parking lot for a garden center. the garden center had its own koinobori!

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