Traditional Japanese kites

Traditional Japanese kites are usually square shaped, and pictures of warriors “Yakko (奴)” or Kabuki actors are drawn on the surface together with Japanese writing.

絵手紙奴凧

Worriar: Yakko

Kite-flying (Tako-age: 凧あげ) is enjoyed as a traditional New Year’s activity.

Kite-flying

日本の凧はたいてい四角く、武士(奴)や歌舞伎の絵が描かれています。
凧あげは伝統的な正月の遊びとして楽しまれています。

Kabuki actor

Kabuki actor

 

Yakko

Yakko-kite

 

Kabuki actor

Kabuki actor

Warrior

Warrior