When I went to our city's airport to get tickets, I found this "Gold Fish Lantern" decoration. I've already posted about this last year but let me show you again by using this years pictures. A coincidence vising there around the same season.
One of the cities in my prefecture (Yanai-city) has "goldfish lantern festival". It was originated through the idea of famous festival called Nebuta Matsuri and used the city's dyeing technique to make them. The lantern became its city's folk-craft article.
*This year, there was another fish decoration "puffer-fish"*
|From this page; Expensive set dish from restaurant with Sashimi and Nabe|
Shimonoseki-city in my pref. is famous for its fish-catches. Puffer Fish (fugu 河豚) is enjoyed since more than 2,300 years ago. There were times (mainly, Edo period) prohibited to eat by Shognate, but the first Prime-Minister Hirobumi Ito liked it when he happened to have it. It was the trigger of lifting a bun. Sashimi is delicious but I rarely buy them just because of the price p:) These are the Wikipedia and Fugu dish pages for the reference.