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Panorama view of festival site.The site is on a baseball field, very dusty. The site is directly south and downstream from the Sagamihara kite festival site. It was a great idea to hold both kite festivals on the same days. We could see both in one day.
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Corner rope work
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Do not enter signIn 2004, on a very windy day (almost typhoon strength), Zama's giant kite broke in the air and crashed to the ground onto spectators (who got hurt) on the side, right beyond the carp streamers in this picture. So from this year (2005), they have become very strict and cordoned off the area where the kite crashed.
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Ready and all clear
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Lift off despite weak winds
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Better than SagamiharaZama's kite apparently was lighter than Sagamihara's kite because it went up much higher under the same wind conditions.
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Ran out of roomThe kite pullers can only run so far (about 50 meters or so). After that, if the wind doesn't kick in, the kite falls back down.
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Rope anchor
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Rope anchor
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Entertaiment
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Children's sumoZama had a variety of side events.
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Disassembly
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