the detail of float for Gion Matsuri Festival, Kyoto, Japan 祇園山車
Marzo, el mes del hina matsuri o día de las niñas
Japanese traditional decoration for New Year, Kado-matsu 門松 - “Kadomatsu” are made of three cut bamboo sticks and pine tree branches and are put up in the entrances of buildings or houses. The bamboo shoots, which represent heaven, earth and humanity, are believed to attract the gods. The gods dwell in the pine until Jan 7, after which time the decorations are taken to a shrine to be burnt, releasing the spirits back to their realm.
Mayo en Japón, el mes del kodomo no hi
Carp streamer, Koinobori 鯉のぼり for Children’s Day on May 5 - Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May, in honor of sons and in the hope that they will grow up healthy and strong.