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.