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Cafe Analog Exclusive x JessLynn Padilla 5 year collab : Koibonori Stamp


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                 This stamp was part of the Stationery Box for MAY

For our Fifth Birthday, yours faithfully came up with an idea for a new stamp design: The Japanese Koibonori Flag, that always intrigued me.

So we asked our new designer Jesslynn Padilla to design a special Café Analog Koinobori stamp for us !

The origin of these ‘Fish flags’ stem from an ancient Chinese legend about a carp who—after ascending an difficult stream up to heaven’s gates—transforms into a dragon.

In Japan the flags are a symbol of each family’s hope that their children will exhibit the same fierce determination, vigor, and success. The colors of Japanese fish flags correspond to each member of the family. The largest fish in the strand, the black one, is the father’s, and the red one is the mother’s. The blue carp symbolizes the eldest child and the varying colors that ensue belong to the younger children in the family. The end result is countless, adorable strands of fish families strung up across the entire country. The Koinobori streamer is hung on 5 MAY which is Children’s day!

We are so proud of this stamp: Will we see your fish-family in your posts then?

                  This stamp was part of the Stationery Box for MAY

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Weight 55 g
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