May 5: 子供の日

I just researched the parts of a fish kite that is hung outside for children’s day.
The top is a pinwheel.  かざぐらま
The multi-colored ribbons.  They also blow in the wind freely.  “They represent freedom in life” (CELEBRATIONS! 30).  ふきながし
The different carp kites, from top to bottom, look like they are swimming.  The one on the top is the longest represents the father, next the mother, then child(ren).  こいのぼり
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