Blissfully colourful Koinobori carp flying free


Image taken from the colours project.

(Orientation of image is Portrait) A bottom focused image detailing colourful carp streamers flying free in the wind the sunlight shining off the fabric surface.

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Koinobori free carp (blissful, colourful , koinobori , carp , flying , free )

The colours project aims to identify compare and extract what we see all around us every day. Do we take time to look and see what is around us or do we take such a simple thing as colour for granted. With large scale consumerism many products are sold with bright colours but how often do we look for natural occurring colours? What is our relationship with bright images and how do they affect how we feel?

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If you’re travelling around Japan at this time of the year you might have seen these koinobori carp streamers hanging from flagpoles…

Tradition dictates that the black carp symbolizes the father of the family, and the colourful red carp (sometimes they’ll be pink, too) symbolizes the mother. Any other carp that are hung are representative of the children in the family – and the colour and positioning of those are ranked according to age.

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Read more about koinobori here with examples of others work – Have a look to see how you can photograph them.

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