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Panorama shot of festival siteYou can see the giant kite propped up.
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Lean-to shade.
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Rear view
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Entertainment during Sagami Giant Kite Festival
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Take off of a smaller kite
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Take off of another smaller kite
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Successful flight
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Anchor
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Preparing the big one.
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Bamboo poles used to prop up the giant kite.
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Moving the giant kite to launch site
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Spectators watch along the side and rear.
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Zama's giant kiteSagamihara city is adjacent to Zama city which also held their own giant kite festival on the same day adjacent to Sagamihara's site. This is a launch of Zama's giant kite which soon went back to the ground due to inadequate winds.
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Ready and all clearThe site is cleared of people before the launch.
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Inadequate windsThe kite struggles to lift off.
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Brief flightThe kite went back down almost immediately after hovering a few feet above ground.
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