Hanako, the Lucky Japanese Carp

Read all about her here. This is the transcript of a radio program broadcast throughout all of Japan in 1966. This lady really, really likes carp. So must the entire country if they did not pull the plug on her broadcast early into it. I believe Hanako is the name of a certain ghost in Japanese culture.

Sadly, Hanako the carp died in 1977 at age 226. :frowning:

“Hanako” (Flower + Child) is a classic, although dated girls’ name which is often used in examples, similar to how “Jane Doe” is used in English.

There is also a popular magazine aimed at urban working women featuring chic restaurants, hotels, etc.