Flying Bonito Fishes in Motobu

bonito streamers fly in the blue sky
May 5th is Children’s Day in Japan, and carp streamers are everywhere to celebrate the day.

In Okinawa Island’s northern town of Motobu, bonito streamers are swimming in the air instead of carp ones since the town is well-known for bonito fishing.

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It holds Katsuonobori Matsuri (bonito streamers festival) on the 4th and the 5th of May every year.

Ryukyu Traditional Dancers in kimono on the sidewalk under the bright sunlight

Bonito streamers hanging across the river

May 2017
Motobu, Okinawa


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