The Kites of Kyushu

Like all kites from Japan, those from Japan’s southern island of Kyushu represent a variety of kite-making traditions. Although the different forms and functions of specific kites may vary, what remains consistent is the artistry with which they are crafted.

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The Kites of Kyushu The Kites of Kyushu Yoroi Dako 60" x 31" Kujaku Dako 54" x 35" Semi Dako 40" x 27" Abu Dako 40" x 26" Hinodezuru-Tojin Dako 28" x 17" The Kites of Kyushu Daruma Dako 26" x 33" Chizuken Dako 26" x 31.5" Koma Dako 29" x 25" Obake no Kinta Dako 36" x 24" Kaku Dako 25" x 20" Chizuken Dako 26" x 31.5" The Kites of Kyushu Rokkaku Dako 24.5" x 20" Oni Dako 32" x 22" Baramon Dako 43" x 26" Kenboso Dako 49" x 34" Ebisu Dako 39" x 25" Tori Dako 47" x 17.5" Tori Dako 47" x 17.5"