Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The Shirone Kite Festival

One of the largest festivals of its kind in the world, the Shirone (Niigata City) kite festival is held in June every year.


Anonymous said...

Hi Brian

Thanks so much for posting those two clips as they were awesome. I took part in that festival about 5 years ago with Mr Tamura , the kite maniac !. It was a great experience that I'll never forget, I cycled out to Shirone to visit the kite museum and to watch the festival but before I knew it I was wearing a happy coat and part of a team !.

great fun !

farmstros said...

I lived in Shirone from 1993-95 and was able to participate in two Kite Festivals. I am working on a blog post about the Festival for a blog I do in Houston. Any chance you have any still pictures of the festival I could use? Kites in flight? Kite size compared to a human? Thanks..

brian southwick said...

Hello, Farmstros. Sorry, but I wasn't able to access your profile. I'll try to help you out, but it make take a little time. Brian