Matsuri Nobori

Maturi (祭) means festival and nobori (のぼり) is a kind of a vertical banner made with fabric. The photo is a part of a banner for announcing a local summer festival. There are a bunch of these around the neighborhood and they must reuse them every year – it has no date written on it :P

I have not been to one summer festival or fireworks show in Japan and I’m pretty sad about that. Just passing by one makes me remember fun childhood memories. Summer festivals was (and still is) something special you go out to at night in summer.

Having good or bad memories can change the expectation about things and people. It sounds like a no-brainer but I’m finding this is more true than we think. Everyone is biased and it’s just the way it is. Just realizing that helps you see things in a more plain way.

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