Most viewed - Higashi-Omi Giant Kite Museum 東近江大凧会館
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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. Map31 views
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My video of shot on May 5, 2013 of kids visiting the kite museum and pasting wishing stickers.27 views
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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.25 views
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Wind Goddess kite.24 views
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Hundreds of kites from all over Japan and the world21 views
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An incredible variety of kites are displayed. They come from all 47 prefectures of Japan and many foreign countries.21 views
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Hikone Castle kite, displayed in 2007, the 400th anniversary of the castle.21 views
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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.20 views
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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.20 views
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It started with a ceremony with the mayor of Higashi-Omi and the four "Wind Goddesses."20 views
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The Wind Goddesses are like festival princesses who pray for good wind to blow to fly the giant kite.20 views
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Kite train, called rendako 連だこ, based on Awa Odori dancers in Tokushima Prefecture.19 views
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Kite from the USA, obviously.19 views
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Wind Goddesses at Higashi-Omi Giant Kite Museum.19 views
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Samurai kite18 views
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After writing their wishes, kids paste their wishing stickers on the kite.18 views
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Behind the ceremony is the giant kite waiting for more wishing stickers.17 views
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After writing their wishes, kids paste their wishing stickers on the kite.17 views
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Kids could also make a small kite for 300 yen.17 views
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The little kites flew well.17 views
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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.16 views
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Giant kite displayed until 2004.16 views
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Okinawan dancer (yotsudake) kite16 views
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Mayor of Higashi-Omi16 views
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Booth to buy wishing stickers for 500 yen each. Proceeds were donated for recovery efforts in Tohoku.16 views
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Kites from around the world.15 views
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Mini theater15 views
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The Higashi-Omi giant kite.15 views
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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.14 views
     
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