One-Shot: Koinobori at Twin Ring Motegi

 

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During ‘Golden Week’ in Japan, it’s typical to see carp-shaped streamers flying in the wind.  These special flags are called 鯉幟, or ‘Koinobori’.  These are traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate 端午の節句 (Tango no Sekku), or Children’s Day – a national holiday in Japan.   You can see these all across the country as a symbol of the children growing up strong and healthy.  It just so happens that the Super Taikyu race at Twin Ring Motegi fell on the week of the holiday.  These were flown at the race track along with the Japanese flag and Twin Ring flag.  In reality they were huge!  I was hoping I could capture the size on camera.  Think of this as a sign of NDF growing to be strong and healthy!  That, and to look for much more racing action soon.

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