Last additions - Higashi-Omi Giant Kite Museum 東近江大凧会館
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My video of shot on May 5, 2013 of kids visiting the kite museum and pasting wishing stickers.Jun 12, 2013
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The little kites flew well.Jun 12, 2013
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Kids could also make a small kite for 300 yen.Jun 12, 2013
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Wind Goddesses at Higashi-Omi Giant Kite Museum.Jun 12, 2013
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After writing their wishes, kids paste their wishing stickers on the kite.Jun 12, 2013
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After writing their wishes, kids paste their wishing stickers on the kite.Jun 12, 2013
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Booth to buy wishing stickers for 500 yen each. Proceeds were donated for recovery efforts in Tohoku.Jun 12, 2013
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The Higashi-Omi giant kite.Jun 12, 2013
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Behind the ceremony is the giant kite waiting for more wishing stickers.Jun 12, 2013
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The Wind Goddesses are like festival princesses who pray for good wind to blow to fly the giant kite.Jun 12, 2013
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Mayor of Higashi-OmiJun 12, 2013
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On May 5, 2013 (Children's Day), the kite museum held an event for children to write their wishes on paper stickers to be affixed on the back of the giant kite.Jun 12, 2013
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It started with a ceremony with the mayor of Higashi-Omi and the four "Wind Goddesses."Jun 12, 2013
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Mini theaterJun 12, 2013
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Hikone Castle kite, displayed in 2007, the 400th anniversary of the castle.Jun 12, 2013
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Kites from around the world.Jun 12, 2013
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Kite from the USA, obviously.Jun 12, 2013
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Samurai kiteJun 12, 2013
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Okinawan dancer (yotsudake) kiteJun 12, 2013
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Kite train, called rendako 連だこ, based on Awa Odori dancers in Tokushima Prefecture.Jun 12, 2013
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Wind Goddess kite.Jun 12, 2013
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An incredible variety of kites are displayed. They come from all 47 prefectures of Japan and many foreign countries.Jun 12, 2013
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Hundreds of kites from all over Japan and the worldJun 12, 2013
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The design is also characterized by having a pair of creatures and a Japanese kanji character. Together, they indicate a clever meaning based on word play.Jun 12, 2013
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Giant kite displayed until 2004.Jun 12, 2013
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What makes the kite unique is that the kite paper is carved with numerous cutouts, based on the design. It is not a solid sheet of paper.Jun 12, 2013
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The giant kite measures about 13 high and 12 meters across, or the size of 100 tatami mats. This kite flew during 2002-2004. A new giant kite is made every three years.Jun 12, 2013
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The Yokaichi Giant Kite Museum exhibits the city's giant kite used previously, as well as many different kites from all over Japan and the world. About 20-min. walk from Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station. MapJun 12, 2013
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The giant kite is replaced every three years. The previous giant kite is displayed in the museum, while the current giant kite is flown on the last Sunday in May near Echigawa River.Jun 12, 2013
     
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