Re: [76attendees] question about IETF76 logo

"Spencer Dawkins" <spencer@wonderhamster.org> Wed, 25 November 2009 21:24 UTC

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>> Is the fish (koi?) in the IETF76 logo related to Hiroshima somehow?
>
> not particularly that i know.  certainly to japan.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi
>
> and you might have seen them in ponds and streams.  they are plentiful
> and get pretty big.
>
> randy

I tripped over at least one answer to this one while shopping for gifts for 
a seventh-grader. That's the name of the Hiroshima baseball team 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_Toyo_Carp).

And if you can imagine starting a baseball team four years after the atomic 
bombing ... well, all I can say is, wow.

No idea why that name was selected, of course. A little further poking 
turned up http://www.hiroshima.ws/prewar.html, which says "But most identify 
city's origins in 1589, when Terumoto Mori built Carp Castle along the Ohta 
River" - so it's not JUST a baseball thing.

Thanks,

Spencer