Yokaichi giant kite festival 2008

Video link: http://youtu.be/xeFw0Ld-NaU

On Sun., May 25, I went to see the Yokaichi Giant Kite Festival. I got there after 1 pm, just when they were preparing to fly the giant kite.

At about 1:45 pm, they flew the big kite for over 3 min. The longest flight I’ve ever seen. Everyone was happy and relieved. It was a new giant kite, and its maiden flight. But they flew it only once. After that, most people went home.

They also roped off most of the area so we could only see the kite from behind. It’s very difficult now to take good pictures of this kite.