Monday, March 3, 2014

Flying Kite Contest;

 (posted; Japanese culture page)
I'm linking this post to skywatch Friday ; 
So sorry that my header has been changed for the newer post;

Yesterday, I went to see the Flying Kite Contest to next city's beach this year again. The weather condition was worse this year.  So cloudy and the wind was too strong. 
                     Here’s the link from last year's contest. 
            You can see the differences of the presented works.

This kite is called "oniyouzu,鬼ようず".  It is an old tradition (since 8 century) at an island in my prefecture. It is made when the first boy in the family was born wishing his prosperity and flown in the new year.




This kite didn't work; and the man close to him was explaining what was wrong.




According to the Chinese zodiac sign, this year is the horse year. 

They made this kite with the cartoon character (doraemon) and posed for me :-)


People starting to gather, I saw many kids with parents♡♡♡

I'm linking this post to Our World Tuesday;
and Tweak It Tuesday;
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16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

some of those kites are huge! and very ornately designed! i loved the kids and their little kites. adorable!

Tamago said...

Oh what a fun! Each kite is beautiful, I especially like the horse. I like the Doraemon kite, too. So cute :-)

It's getting closer to pollen season! So sorry your husband is having hard time. Goro is allergic to pollen, too, so I have to take a close look at pollen forecast!

Have a wonderful new week, Miyako san!!

MangaMem said...

Kites are hard to fly even in good weather! Or maybe I'm just bad at flying them. The Doraemon kites are so cute and that horse/pegasus kite is really impressive (I'm trying to figure out how it works). The oniyouzu tradition is really cool! I had no idea about that (I must have missed last years post! Sorry!) Oh well, learn something new every day!

Have a wonderful day Orchid!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, the kites are beautiful. The horse is my favorite. The kids are cute, they with their kites. Looks like a fun festival..and a great tradition. Have a happy day and enjoy your new week.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Those are really some ornate kites! Love the horse and the little kids are so cute.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Despite the very strong winds, you still managed to show us some extraoridary photos of gorgeous kites!
Enjoy your new week ahead.
Hugs,
Mariette

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

The kites are gorgeous and what a fun day it must have been.
I love the sweet children posing with their ones.
Happy week dear friend and thanks for your kind visits to my blog.

hugs
Carolyn

Ann said...

the kites are spectacular!
even with the weather conditions,it must have been a beautiful sight!!
thank you for sharing !!!
love and hugs from So.California!!!

Photo Cache said...

what a fun activity. the kites are fabulous.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful kites ~ so creative and another lovely tradition you have and your children are beautiful! ~ xxx ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

ladyfi said...

What a lovely set of shots. I do like to see kites.

EG CameraGirl said...

How fun to see a kite festival! I bet the children love watching almost as much as trying to get their kites to fly!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The kites you show are beautiful even if it was a bad day for flying them. I always love to see kites..you just can't help but smile when you watch them.

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!
Great contributions!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Miyako-san. Nice captures. I have never seen this kind of Flying Kite Contest. It looks that many people are enjoying this contest. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

D.Nambiar said...

NICE!! I've never been to a kite fest/contest. Now I so want to see one.