Shirakawa-go Cherry Blossoms & Carp Streamers

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Carp Streamers

I visited Shirakawa-go with 14 Indonesians on April 25th.  Lively carp streamers were swinging in the wind in front of a thatched farm house.  Actually a carp is the symbol of successful career.  May 5th is a Cildren's day (national holiday) , so some families put carp streames on the pole in prayer for the healthy growth of children.Shirakawa-go Cherry Blossoms & Carp Streamers

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Cherry Blossom Viewing

Among cherry blossoms, there are early bloomes, standard bloomers, and late bloomers.  We could enjoy viewing beautiful late bloomers called "yaezakura", or double cherry blossoms.

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Please refer to a tour site ; Historic Thatched House Village in Shirakawa-go.

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01 May 2016

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