Carp Flutter ~ for Carpe Diem Early Summer Kigo #213, Tango (Boy’s Day or Boy’s Festival)

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carp flags

through the wind sea

Boy’s Day flutter


Digital Drawing and Painting

Tango no Sekku (Boy’s Day or Boy’s Festival) is an Early Summer kigo. This celebration has undergone a change in the last few years. It is now called Children’s Day and is intended to include both Boy’s Day and Girl’s Day.  On my walks this time of year I often see koi or carp windsocks flying over a number of nearby houses.

My response to prompt #213, Tango (Boy’s Day or Boy’s Festival) for the Carpe Diem June 2013 prompts, which are centered around traditional “kigo” or “season words” for summer.

June on Carpe Diem has been divided into three different seasons of traditional summer kigo: Early Summer, Mid Summer and Late Summer. The informative prompt and responses to this prompt can be found on the Carpe Diem Blog.

You are invited to respond to these prompts as well.

Have fun. Explore haiku. Aloha—Rick

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