A Pair (2) of Colorful Old Children's Day Koi Flags, Koinobori

Bidding Supports: Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (Burlington, VT)

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$100 USD
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Mar 29, 2020 9:00 PM EDT
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Hand painted cotton and rayon in red, pink, yellow and green. 


6' length by 1.4" wide - Koi fish

8' in length and 1.5' wide. - Multi-colored

One is hand painted with an auspicious koi good fortune fish and they other stripes.

Children's Day , Kodomo no Hi, is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5 and is the final celebration in Golden Week. It is a day set aside to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness. It has been a day of celebration in Japan since ancient times.

Until 1948, Children's Day was known as Boys' Day (also known as Feast of Banners) while Girls' Day (Hinamatsuri) was celebrated on March 3.  At that time, the government decreed this day to be a national holiday to celebrate the happiness of all children and to express gratitude toward mothers. It was renamed Kodomo no Hi.   Koinobori (é¯Â‰ã®ã¼ã‚Š), means "carp streamer" in Japanese, are carp-shaped windsocks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no sekku (端午のç¯Â€å¥),  national holiday; Children's Day (Kodomo no Hi, å­Âä¾Â›ã®æ—¥). 

These wind socks are made by drawing carp patterns on cloth .

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Item to be picked up in Burlington, Vermont by the winner.

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Item may be viewed at the Flynn Center’s administrative offices.  Please call Michele 652-4502 at to set up a mutually convenient time.