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Koi Nobori Festival 2006 in Paris
The japanese culture center Espace Hattori organize, from May 2nd until May 31th, the " Koi Nobori Festival - festival for children of the world ". Espace Hattori wants to raise awereness about the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children in the World, thanks to cultural shows and cultural workshops.

The name of this festival comes from Japan.
Koi Nobori ( 鯉幟 - こいのぼり ) are indeed carp-shaped flags traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Boy's Day ( May 5th ). Landscapes across Japan are decorated with Koi Nobori, or carp streamers, from April to the early month of May, in honor of sons and in the hope that they will grow up in a World of Peace.

The Edo-Daikagura troupe took part in this Festival. Daikagura was originally a very sacred and serious performance. Today, the performance is becoming people's entertainment, juggling and the lion dance.

The above performer juggled ball on an umbrella. Various objects as tea cup, metal ring, square wooden measuring box are spun around on the top of an umbrella. This performance is called Kasa no kyoku.
I was really impressed by how the performers manage to slow down or accelerate the movment of the objects on the umbrella without drop.

I was away for a while and here is my come back on TE o;)))))

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