pampered sacred carp
eat float swim
At shrines and historic places in Japan a strategically placed pond of carp are often a a highlight for visitors.
Coloured Carp have a cultural significance, especially golden ones, signifying regal importance as seen in
the first image, and white with large red dots signifying the national flag. This pond of feeding carp was at
the Glover Museum in Nagasaki that we visited in 1990. I have been scanning my way through our slide
collection and will share more Haibun across the year.