Golden Week is approaching! We are really looking forward it.
The last day of the Golden Week, May 5th is “Children’s Day” originally called ” Boy’s Day”. On that day families with boys display warrior dolls (“Gogatsu Ningyo”) in their homes and fly carp streamers (“Koinobori”)outdoors. (Although it is very difficult to have a big garden to decorate a big fly carp streamer, especially in Tokyo…) The reason we fly carp streamers is because the carp is a symbol of successful career.
At Tokyo Tower, the second tallest tower in Japan, with its height of 333 meters, is now decorated with 333 carp streamers. Although its rival – Tokyo Sky Tree, the tallest tower – is now becoming a hottest tourist spot in Tokyo attracting more and more visitors, Tokyo Tower still remains Tokyo’s No.1 symbol.