Sunday, March 10, 2013

Flying Kite Contest

 (posted; Japanese culture page)
This 3rd, we have been to see 'Flying Kite Contest' held at next city along the beach. There are some categories (kids, linked kites, etc.) awarded by its beauty. The big ones were flown by the guest, who came from Kyushu, for kind of a demonstration.





These are made by contestants.  
He kindly show his before flying it♬♬♬ Especially for the linked ones, it might be better for the enlarged ones(^^;)   I DO wish to be able to use SLR camera for taking the view of the sky; I still can not be bold enough to buy and try p;)  So please forgive my fiddling the pictures.














































I got these pictures arranged but I didn't have time to post.  Happy to find time and I wish to visit more friends later in the afternoon. I hope you are having or will have a wonderful Sunday.

Linking to OurWorld Tuesday

25 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Oh Miyako, what memories seeing this post. My father and I would go kite flying when I was a little girl, I loved to run with the kite flying behind me. Of course, my kite never got as high up as my father's kite did, but we always had a great time. Have a wonderful week! (((hugs))) xo

Shelly said...

I love to see kites flying, and especially the ones like you have shared with us, that are so large and masterfully flown, my dear friend.

The large ones are popular on the beach near us, and we always have so much wind around here that it makes a perfect combination for flying the kites.

Thank you for the lovely post!

doodles n daydreams said...

Hi Miyako, what a great day out. I've never been kite flying but have seen a festival once when we were on holiday in Australia. There was not the size and variety that you show though.
Did you ever have your own kites?
Thanks for sharing.

blessings,
Diana

Michiko Johnson said...

Dearest Miyako sama,
Kyushu kara no flying kite.
watasiwa hagimete mimashita wutukusi desu Arigato gozaimasu.
Have a good time with Otosama.
Michiko

Claudia Moser said...

What a lovely idea! Nice shots!
Happy Sunday

✿ chica said...

Que espetáculo no céu! Acho lindo!!! Adorei! beijos,chica e linda semana!

Giga said...

Moje dzieci puszczały latawce, ale nie takie cudowne, jak te pokazane. Pozdrawiam.
My children play with kites, but obviously not as wonderful as those shown. Yours.

EM Illustrator said...

Lovely photos my friend!
Have a lovely Sunday!

TexWisGirl said...

they're remarkable! each one different but beautiful! thank you for sharing the delight!

Mina said...

Oh Miyako, these kites are certainly creations of art and look so graceful and beautiful gliding through that gorgeous blue sky. Thank you for sharing, my lovely friend.

I am so sorry for the time that has passed in my visits. Things are so busy. Love to you always, Mina

Belle said...

The painting on the kite of a warrior (if I am right) is amazing. I was stunned by the picture of the hundreds of kites in a row. My girls liked flying kites and my grandchildren also. Thank you for sharing this.

Ann said...

these kites are pure art!!!
i was never good at it!!!

Amy said...

How lovely.
My father and I used to fly kites along the beach on Lake Huron (east side of Michigan) such wonderful memories. I can see us both laughing and running along the shore,very long ago!
Love and Hugs

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I have never flown a kite, but it always looks like so much fun and the kites you have shown us are awesome.......

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Miyako, these are wonderful pictures -- you don't need to apologize. We are so happy to learn about your culture and your post makes me feel as if I were there watching the kites soar! Thank you for showing us.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Never have seen such pretty kites! My Dad did make kites for the boys, my 4 brothers, when we were young. That was great fun.
Love to you,
Mariette

maddyrose said...

Dear Miyako,
What beautiful kites. The photos are perfect the way you have put them together. It's hard for me to believe that the large kite can actually become airborn and the linked one of the birds is such a clever design. Thank you for sharing this event. Have a wonderful week. Love always from your bs

islandwonder said...

That is so cool! Lovely pictures. I have never seen kites like that.

Jill Harrison said...

wonderful colourful kites and great pics. Such fun!
Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Our World Tuesday.

Sylvia K said...

What fantastic kites and so different!! It does indeed look like so much fun! Wonderful captures for the day! Thank you so much for sharing the fun!!

ladyfi said...

What wonderful kites - looks like fun.

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Gary said...

Great kites!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

thisisme said...

Dear Miyako - what wonderful pictures of those stunning kites. I loved them! Just look at the amazing blue sky as well - perfect weather for flying kites on the beach I would think. It must have been quite a spectacle to watch. Hugs from Diane x

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

How lovely going to see the wonderful kites flying in the sky.
I loved seeing your photographs, the kites look so pretty against the blue sky and thanks for sharing.
Hope your are enjoying the week

hugs
Carolyn