According to a Ripley’s column, there is a Shinto ceremony where people feed the alcohol drink sake to carps and then release the fish, believing they will swim away, carrying the troubles of the person who released them.
Oh, that it were that easy to deal with our troubles! But we do have something much more dependable than a drunken carp. Jesus said, "Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest."