Koinobori - Onomichi

Near the sea: six views of descent in Japan

Stories behind the photos On our way down from exploring the low mountains above Onomichi, we walked through a cramped neighbourhood filled with cats. The humans obviously adored the creatures. There was a cat-themed tiny bar, cats made of rocks and cat signs. While koinobori (Japanese carp banners) are hung around Children’s Day in May,…