Koi Nobori Festa
It’s the beginning of golden week in Japan which means one week of no work and the time when lots of Japanese tourists visit Okinawa. Most all Japanese companies give Golden Week off so for a lot of people in Japan it is a time for vacation. That means super high ticket prices. During past Golden Weeks I traveled around the Tokyo area and took car trips with the people in my building. See (past golden weeks). For this year’s GW, now that I am in Okinawa and I have no car to get around, I have been using my bicycle to explore. During one of my rides I happened to come across a festival for Children’s Day in Japan and decided to check it out.
It is very traditional to fly koi flags for the holiday and this festival had a lot of them.
Kids got free rides on a banana boat.
There were kids in the band. btw, these 2 kids were excellent.
and kids performing a hip-hop dance show.