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Held during late April to early May, Kanna's Koinobori festival of carp streamers is this town's claim to fame. About 800 colorful carp streamers swim in the sky above a river. Strings of carp streamers viewable from the road.
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From late April to early May, five long strings of giant carp streamers swim in the air high above the Sagami River in Sagamihara, Kanagawa. This event was started in 1988.
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Strings of carp streamers latched to the ground from the mountaintop.
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There are five rows of streamers. In Japan, the koi carp is regarded as a symbol of valiant manhood because it swims up the river against the rapids.
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Eight strings of carp streamers hover over the river.
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The cable length is 250 meters and 13mmm thick. There are about 1,200 carp streamers. They are reused every year and donated by local families. (I also noticed a few advertising carps.)
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These pictures were taken in May 2003, when Kanna-machi town was newly formed upon the merging of Manba town and Nakazato village.
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I would say this is one of Japan's top five best places to see carp streamers at Kanna-machi, Gunma.
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Kanna-machi is quite out of the way, but worth the time it takes to get there (from Takasaki).
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Sagami River Koi-nobori
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Parking lot downstream. Most people arrive by car or bus. (No nearby train station.)
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Bridge with a view
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In Japan, the koi carp is regarded as a symbol of valiant manhood because it swims up the river against the rapids.
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The longest carp is 10 meters.
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Riverside
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Koi-nobori carp streamers over Sagami River. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Swimming in the air
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Along the river were food stalls.
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Festival site
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Cable anchor
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Statistics
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Eight strings x 100 carp streamers = 800 carp
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Carp streamer caught at Kanna-machi, Gunma
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Lying low
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Raft rides
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Ground connection
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Ground connection: Cable anchor for one string of carp
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Huge and hungry carp
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Cables go all the way up the mountain.
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There's a secret technique to fasten the carp to the cable so they don't slide around.
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Entertainment on stage
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Hiking up the mountain.
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Hiking up the mountain.
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View from halfway up.
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The wind died.
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The mountain is an easy hike. But hardly anybody climbed it.
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Superb views from the mountain.
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The mountain top has a small rest house.
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Koi
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Top of the mountain
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Cable anchor
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View from mountain top, Kanna-machi town seen below.
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Koi in Ochiai River
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Going down
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Colorful koi fish see me, and they come...
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Bus back to JR Shin-machi Station, takes about 90 min.
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Koi carp fish Frenzy for food.
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Kanna-machi banners celebrating the formation of the new town.
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Koi carp fish
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JR Shin-machi Station to go back to Takasaki.
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Bus we rode to and from Kanna-machi.
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The tower is 333 meters high, with two observatories. The lower one, called the Main Deck, is 150 meters high. The higher one, the Top Deck, is 250 meters up.
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Tokyo Tower has a number of evening illumination themes. This is the "Diamond Veil" illumination.
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In early May for Children's Day, Tokyo Tower was festooned with colorful koinobori carp streamers.
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.
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A real crowd pleaser. Beautiful and photogenic.
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.
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Elevator for the Main Deck.
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Ticket for the Main Deck.
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It wasn't a long wait for the elevator.
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Inside the elevator.
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Main Deck had a cherry blossom-theme projection mapping on the windows.
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Main Deck at Tokyo Tower. Despite the opening of Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower is still holding its own with innovative attractions.
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Tourists loved to pose with the projection mapping imagery.
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Long line for the down elevators.
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Tokyo Tower celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018.
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Restaurant on the Main Deck.
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End of the line on the Main Deck for the Down elevator.
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1st floor elevator.
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Near the elevators on the 1st floor is this exhibition space.
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A mysterious baseball was found on the top of Tokyo Tower.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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Tokyo Skytree and carp streamers.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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Tokyo Skytree and carp streamers.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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Inside Solamachi too.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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In early May, koinobori carp streamers are displayed for Children's Day at Tokyo Skytree.
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Carp, they must love this clean lake.
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Along the Aikawa River are koinobori carp streamers and cherry blossoms which come out in early April. 相川
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Aikawa River and koinobori streamers in Tarui, Gifu. 相川
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One place where we can walk across the river.
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Cherry blossoms abound on both riverbanks.
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In early May.
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Koinobori and azaleas in Tatebayashi, Gunma.
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The length of most of the koinobori is shorter than usual. Unlike the giant ones at Kannamachi also in Gunma.
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The koinobori are strung from late March to mid-May. Especially spectacular when the cherries are in bloom during late March to mid-April.
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In April and May, thousands of flying carp streamers grace the Tsuruudogawa River connected to Lake Jonuma.
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View from Fureai Bridge. These carp were once registered in the Guiness Book of World Records as having the most koinobori (over 6,000).
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View from Fureai Bridge in Tatebayashi.
 
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