“Taketonbo” is one of the traditional Japanese flying toy.
“Taketonbo” was existed from nara period(710-794).
Also, there is a imitation in China, and it was spreaded to Europe in 15th century.
“Taketonbo” is made of bamboo.
“Take” means bamboo and “tonbo” means dragonfly.
The structure of “Taketonbo” is really simple, “rotor wings” and “shaft”.
Usage of “Taketonbo” is to rub both palms together mutually to the opposite direction.
There is “Taketonbo” tournament in Japan.
This tournament is to compete the flying distance and flight duration.
You can buy “Taketonbo” in souvenir shop.