Friday, May 2, 2008

Giant Koi

Kintaro Struggles with Giant Carp (Kuniyoshi, ca. 1835)

Kintaro in the Fifth Month, Riding a Carp (Yoshitsuya, ca. 1840)

Kintaro is closely associated with Children’s Day (May 5), when parents of young boys typically display Kintaro dolls — usually riding a large carp — in the hope that their kids grow up to be brave and strong.


Ogg the Caveman said...


I have a large carp that you can ride...

Akubi said...

You're getting a bit out of line. What would PhDiva think?
I wish Billary would STFU and go away.