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Japanese Fighter Kite August 16, 2006

Posted by asianpixmen in Craft, Japan.
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If I am not mistaken, this is the Japanese fighter kite, the tahara. Believe it or not, this kite can be manoeuvred to fly in any direction and can even be landed right before your feet.

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Japanese Traditional Kites August 16, 2006

Posted by asianpixmen in Craft, Japan.
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The Japanese are great craftsmen and you can see their mastery of kitemaking in the above – one a crane kite and the other, a fighter. The intricate designs are handdrawn. Great piece of art.

Rokaku – the Japanese Traditional Kite August 16, 2006

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