In the painting, there is an energetic teenager with a lot of colorful carp flags fluttering in the wind.
In Japan, hanging carp flags outside the house is a traditional way to wish the boys a fortunate life. The Japanese believe that carp is the master of all the fish with divinity to control the forces of nature. In addition, the legend of “a carp swam upstream to leap into the dragon’s gate” from China in the Edo period makes the Japanese believe that carp is a symbol of good luck and advancement.
UIN canvas shoes with this painting is a blessing for success and a prayer for a smooth life as carp accompany you on the way.