Shoji Kobayashi

Another one of the Sanjo rokkaku kitemakers of the Shirone region. Shoji Kobyashi’s rokkakus are noticeably different – more opaque, delicate paintings – in the style of those from Toranosuke Watanabe. Rokkakus are loved by Westerners hunting for original Japanese kites – they collapse and roll up, making them easy to transport home.