Dyeing and Weaving
Gogatsu Sekku Nobori
Gogatsu Sekku Nobori are flags measuring nearly 8 meters in length that are displayed alongside carp streamers on May 5 in celebration of Boy’s Day. These flags are displayed to wish for the health and growth of young boys.
These flags started being made about 100 years ago in Kagami Town in Yatsushiro and the Kawashiri area of Kumamoto City. Gogatsu Sekku Nobori currently being produced still have an old-fashioned style to them, with images of warriors and carp swimming upstream and painted by hand using gradation and layered painting techniques.
Kumamoto’s Dyeing and Weaving