Yoshizumi Hu Sui Kite Kit
One of our favorite kite makers from Japan, Nobuhiko Yoshizumi, brings his kitemaking genius to Drachen and creates a large format traditional Japanese Edo dako which can be decorated to look like a Korean fighter kite (but not fly as a Korean fighter kite). Made of washi and bamboo. You supply the scissors and white glue.
Recommended Age: This is a good kite for primary grades on up and can be used to teach culture and art.
Decorations: The simplest method would be to use marker pens, watercolor, ink or collage, (be mindful of the moisture of the glue and build up of the paper layers, let the sail completely dry before applying spars). Try substituting the bond paper for more interesting light weight paper with color or patterns would work. Note: do not increase the weight of the paper, matching the weight of the bond paper supplied is critical in the flight of this kite.
Ideal wind conditions for this kite: Light ( a flag on a pole is gently moving, not fluttering) to Medium (a flag on a pole is steadily moving, fluttering in the wind).
Special offer: Recieve a 10% discount on orders of 10 or more kites.