During Golden Week (a period of public holidays bunched together to get overworked Japanese a chance to get a longer consecutive holiday) late April to early May I visited Kakegawa City in Shizuoka Prefecture to the west of Tokyo. I have blogged about Kakegawa before and you can see those posts by clicking on the tags at the bottom at this post. It was a bright sunny day and the koinobori, carp streamers were up to celebrate the little boy’s day. See if you can spot the ninja in the photos. If you have time to spare I really recommend Kakegawa City, it has a few interesting places to visit and I might just have been lucky but I found the people quite friendly and open! Maybe it is something in their famous locally produced green tea?