Carp Streamers Fly above Wajima Morning Market; Symbol of Hope and Recovery After Noto Peninsula Earthquake

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Carp streamers flutter in the wind in the Wajima Morning Market in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Thursday.

WAJIMA, Ishikawa — Koinobori carp streamers are fluttering in the wind above the Wajima Morning Market space in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, which was extensively damaged by a large-scale fire caused by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. Almost four months have passed since the earthquake, and a group of residents has taken the initiative to put up the decorations to encourage those affected by the disaster as they work towards reconstruction. In mid-April, they erected two poles, approximately 10 meters tall, and attached 10 colorful carp streamers.