Takoage-Gassen (Kite-Fighting Contest)


Subject:
Outdoor Recreation , Kites

Description:
Brief overview of this May event in which "[m]ore than 100 kites are flown in the sky over the Nakatajima Dunes, one of the three largest sand dunes in Japan" and in which "the kite-fliers try to cut their opponents' strings by friction." This festival dates back to the 16th century. From the Japan National Tourist Organization.

Publisher:
Japan National Tourist Organization

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/indepth/history/traditionalevents/a20_fes_tako.html


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