Tako-age 凧揚げ (Kite Flying)
“Tako-age” is “kite-flying” in English.
This is the traditional New Year game in Japan.
Today, about “tako-age” (kite-flying).
The origins of “tako-age” is China.
In China it is used for fishing and military.
Japanese are enjoyed “tako-age” game from “Heian” period, about 1,200years ago.
The main purpose of “tako-age” is to wish children good health and happiness,
It is made of wood or bamboo framework and strain the paper, cloth or vinyl to them.
Then use a string to shape it.
Some kite have pictures of warriors or “kabuki” actors on them, and also have letters.
There is a “tako-age” contest are held in Japan.
The big one is 13m☓14m squares measure and 700kg weight.