Gina Anton – Graphic Designer | Tokyo Midtown Koinobori
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Tokyo Midtown Koinobori

Art, Design, Illustration
About This Project

Tokyo Midtown invites artists to participate in their annual Koinobori festival with carp-shaped windsocks to help celebrate Tango no sekku, or National Children’s Day, in Japan. My design focuses on the theme of “aloha aina,” or “love of the land” in Hawaiian. The phrase is a central idea of ancient Hawaiian thought, cosmology and culture. The concept is felt by many people in Hawaii as a focus of ecological and cultural understanding. One side of the fish illustrates a love of the ocean and the other side illustrates a love of the land in Hawaii. These carps will be displayed in Tokyo as well as two cities in Europe throughout the year.