Koinobori - digital version

The word Koinobori literally means "carp streamers" and is an apt name for this very Japanese sight. Every year to celebrate Children's Day - one of the Golden Week holidays, huge carp streamers are strung across rivers to fly in the early spring winds. These carp can be up to 3 meters long and are very finely detialed and beautiful to see. We travelled some distance out of Tokyo to witness this. I had along my Sigma DP3 and my Hasselbald 500CM film camera. The film will take some time to come back from the developer, so I thought I should post some from the digital camera. Once again the Sigma camera was magical.

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Sigma DP3 Merrill

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The people give some kind of scale to the photo. Sigma DP3 Merrill.

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There were hundreds of these carp strong up over 80-100 meters for each cable. Sigma DP3 Merrill.

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The sun came out at just the right time. Sigma DP3 Merrill.

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