午の節句 children´s day -
national holiday families with young boys display samurai
dolls called musha ningyô
historical warriors and heroes, to pray for success in life. A set of armour, helmet and
other things the samurai used to carry during wartime are displayed. Days and weeks before
Children´s Day families put up koinobori
(carp streamer) in their yard. There is a legend that carps swim up
waterfalls and become dragons.