It has traditionally been said that carps turn into dragons, and they are therefore an auspicious organism for wishing success in life. This is a decorative object featuring a little boy riding on a carp
Child On The Carp
The Japanese Children’s Day is a boys’ festival, characterized with the decoration of carp streamers and traditional Kabuto helmet. This is a “Ryukyu toy” called Carp Rider from Okinawa, designed to be pulled by the string. The boy’s figure riding a large carp is very endearing.