Koinobori

Koi

Problem: Design a large scale 2 meter (6.5 ft) koinobori. The koinobori was designed around the theme of “wish for the healthy growth of children” and will be hung among others in Japan for Children's Day 2021.

Solution: This design is inspired by African folk character Anansi who wished to share stories with all people of the world. He achieved this through capturing creatures and presenting them to Sky Mother and Earth Father. African Adinkra symbols represent themes like abundance and happiness.