Hamamatsu Matsuri Part One: Kites

Tuesday, Teddy’s friend Ryan took us to Hamamatsu to see the Kite Festival.

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One of the kites flying.

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The sand dunes in Hamamatsu were beautiful!

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Another photo of the sand dunes.

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A shot of the ocean.

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After seeing the beach, we walked over to see the kites up close and personal. There were tons of festival food stalls, but they were all very busy.

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A daruma kite.

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I liked this kite, too!

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Festival participants resting by the kites.

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I thought this kite with children’s handprints was very cute.

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This group was preparing their kite for flight.

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Many kites flying.

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These people were pulling the kite string to make their kite fly around.

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A participant with her baby.

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The kites fight with one another and with the trees, and occasionally they end up looking like this.

Well, that is all for the kite portion! The next post will be about other parts of the festival!


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara Lange
    May 07, 2015 @ 06:18:53

    They really take their kite flying seriously! What a lovely setting for flying kites.


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