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When I lived in Japan, a favorite time of year

was Boy’s Day…seeing the colorful Carp flags

fly … counting to see which household had

the largest family of boys.

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colorful Carp flags
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family proudly fly high
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swim in air
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Credits: Decorations for Boys’ Day,

a miniature samourai helmet and armor

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symbols of war
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ancient family treasures
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samurai dreams
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Just yesterday on a trip to Stonington Maine, I was delighted to find tucked

to the side of a lily pond, bright yellow and traditional purple Japanese Iris’.

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Japanese Iris
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random beauty ~ lily pond
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past remembrance

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© 2013 Sigrid Saradunn

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