Kodomo no hi – Children’s day #2023

Do you know the Japanese holiday of Kodomo no hi?

It takes place on May 05. It is a holiday that honors children, boys and girls, and celebrates mothers.

On this occasion, houses are decorated with a pole called Koinobori on which paper or silk carps are hung. This fish is a symbol of success, courage, longevity and good growth. If you want to know more about it, I advise you to read this post from the site Vivre à Tokyo.

I wanted to draw these carps for the occasion. I love Japanese culture and I sometimes draw illustrations inspired by it.

I chose pastel tones and a slightly vintage paper texture.

The drawing was done on Ipad Pro with the Procreate app.

kodomo no hi

Do you also like Japan? Do you know this holiday?

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