In Japan, flying carp steamers are hoisted onto poles that reach up into the blue sky, traditionally flown on Children's Day. The larger black koinobori represents the Father with the red koinobori respresenting the Mother. The flying koi symbolizes courage and ambition recognizing a tale of a koi that once swam all the way to heaven to become a dragon. Our nylon Koi Windsocks are delightful garden ornaments and make a colorful wall display in the home and children's rooms. Available in Blue, Purple, Red, Black and Green.