Koinobori Now! Installation by Reiko Sudo, Adrien Gardère and Seiichi Saito

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Koinobori Now! Installation by Reiko Sudo, Adrien Gardère and Seiichi Saito

Traditionally strung up for Children's Day on May 5, the carp-shaped streamers known as koinobori are quite the sight to behold. The National Art Center Tokyo is joining in on the fun with lots of koi streamers, designed by eminent Japanese textile designer Reiko Sudo, happily floating around the exhibition rooms. The installation, which has also toured the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and Paris' Guimet Museum, is a collaborative work with French exhibition designer Adrien Gardère. For this incarnation, Sudo has teamed up with noted Rhizomatiks member Seiichi Saito, while the public can get a proper feeling for the entire thing at the hands-on experience corner set up for the event.