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05-06-2011 13:51 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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Japan has celebrated its annual Boy's Day. It's an occasion for each family to hang up colorful carp flags to express hopes for the well-being of their children. Even after the twin disasters in March, the carp flags are still dancing in the wind.

Swimming high in the sky.

Mrs. Matsuda, who lives in Iwate Prefecture, put up a row of carp flags in the early morning of May 5th, Japan's annual Boy's Day.

She has two grandsons.

Matsuda's Grandson, Iwate Prefecture, said, "When the earthquake hit, I went to look for my mom right away, but I didn't find her. Then I went to my grandma's. On the second day, I saw my mom and on the third day I saw my dad."

Japan has celebrated its annual Boy's Day. It's an
occasion for each family to hang up colorful carp flags
to express hopes for the well-being of their children.

The boy's home was destroyed by the tsunami. Several square kilometers of land have been razed.

The Japanese government says over 1,000 children died or disappeared in the March 11 twin disasters, 4 percent of the total victims.

Those children will never have a chance to see the carp fly again.

Mrs. Matsuda has another grandson. He's only five months old, too young to know what the carp symbolizes.

But when he grows up, he's bound to learn just how unusual his first Boy's Day was.

Japan has celebrated its annual Boy's Day. It's an occasion for each family to hang
up colorful carp flags to express hopes for the well-being of their children.

 

Japan has celebrated its annual Boy's Day. It's an occasion for each family to hang
up colorful carp flags to express hopes for the well-being of their children.

 

Japan has celebrated its annual Boy's Day. It's an occasion
for each family to hang up colorful carp flags to express
hopes for the well-being of their children.

Japan has celebrated its annual Boy's Day. It's an occasion
for each family to hang up colorful carp flags to express
hopes for the well-being of their children.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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