A common sight in Hawaii’s neighborhoods during Boys’ Day is koinobori,
large carp streamers or windsocks that “swim” in the tradewinds on bamboo poles
in front of homes. Following tradition, each streamer represents a male in the
household. The carp nearest the top of the pole symbolizes the father,
and is the largest. Additional carp represent sons ordered by age, working
downward from oldest to youngest. Happy Boy’s Day guys.