昭和中期に建てられた木造平屋の都営住宅。
風呂もない1Kの空間に、一家五人で暮らしていた頃の話。
決して裕福とはいえない所帯がはびこる集合住宅で、子供の日が近づくと、我が家の庭先にはたくさんの人が集まった。

長いこと周囲でも女児誕生が続き、久しぶりに一族に男の子が誕生したと聞いて、父方の祖父が速攻で贈ってきた五月人形と鯉のぼり。
古く大きな梅の木がたつ裏庭で、垣根を越えて隣家の屋根をも覆ってしまいそうなほど長くて大きな鯉のぼりだった。

離れて暮らした祖父との思い出はあまり多くはないけれど、この季節になると決まって思い出す祖父の武勇伝の数々。
五月の空を泳ぐ鯉のぼりたちに、小さな夢をのせて願っていた。
誇らしき日本の文化の数々、大切にしようと思う故郷の調べ。

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It happened at a Metropolitan housing of wooden bungalow built in the
mid -Showa.
There was a story when I lived with my family at the space of 1 bedroom
without bath.
In the apartment building households that can’t be said to be wealthy
infested never, when Children's Day approaches, many people gathered
in the garden of my home.

When my brother was born to my family, while after girls were born
continued for a long time around, my grandfather sent a carp streamer
and May dolls.
It was a big carp streamer long enough in the backyard that a large and
old plum tree stands, likely also would covers the roof of the neighbor
across the fence.

I don't have many memories of my grandfather who lived apart, but this
season reminds me a lot of his story every year.
I was hoping to put a little dream to the carps that swim in the sky.
I am proud of Japanese culture and air in my hometown.

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