Distinctive baramon kite from Goto Retto, Japan

Collection Name: This item was entered by Erin. They assume full responsibility for all content.
Artist or Author: Unknown
Height: 5 feet
Summary: This is a distinctive baramon kite of Goto Retto, the Japanese islands closest to China — an illustration of c. 1820 version can be found on page 15 of 'Japanese Kite Prints' by John Stevenson. The kite pictured here measured around 5 feet high. It was in the house of new-found friends in Ukushima, the northernmost island in Goto Retto, the Japanese islands closest to China. It is a very beautiful kite. The kite owner is also the owner of a beloved izakaya in Fukuoka who comes from Ukushima. The restaurant is named after his fishing boat, Shin E Maru. However, the island is getting fished out. This kite was submitted by John Stevenson.
Type: Kite Object or Accessory
Geographic: Japan
Kite Type: Figure, Flat
Materials: Bamboo, Paper
Significance: Art, Cultural, Historical
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