Sagamihara Carp Streamer Festival

Kanagawa's Golden Week celebration for children

 By Sandra Isaka   Apr 14, 2016

Every year during Golden Week, the city of Sagamihara celebrates Children's Day by hosting the 'Oyoge Koi-no-bori Sagamigawa' festival. Approximately 1,200 carp-shaped wind socks are strung across the Sagami River for all to enjoy. The spirited carp is a symbol of Children's Day and many are displayed in the hope that kids will grow up strong and healthy. During the festival, almost 100 food stalls are lined up to create a temporary 'street' so that visiting families can picnic under the beautiful carp streamers.   

Visit the festival website to learn more.

Photography by Sandra Isaka
Japan Travel Member

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I have always wanted to see these big carps streamers but I didn't know there is one in Kanagawa. Thanks for sharing!
Elena Lisina 6 months ago
Great festival! How they manage to hang all those carps?!