Last up date:1999/10/17
MASTER OF TRADITIONAL KITES IN OKINAWA DISTRICT
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Mr.Kensei Kamiunten is very famous for a master of traditional kites in Okinawa district in Japan.
He has been a teacher of high school until his retirment. His career of kite making is over thirty five years and he had made a variety of traditional kites in Okinawa district as well as other district in Japan. The field of his activity covers a wide range such as the Director of Naha Recreation Association, the Office Director of Naha branchi of Japan Magic League, a member of the Japan Kite Association and the Chief of the Guide of the Historic Spot of Naha City.
Home address: 4-146-35, Shuritorihori-machi, Naha city 903-0805 JAPAN.
Phone & Fax: 098-884-7365 From abroard +81(Japan)-98-884-7365
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|#5 Butterfly kite
||#6 Star Hakkaku
||#7 Star Rokkaku
||#8 Semi (Cicada)|
Brief descriptions about kites;
#1 Black fins of both side of Kabutouzu means the feather of kite.
#2 Kabutouzu in Miyako island of Okinawa.
#3 Mattaku means a real kite. This kite is famous for it beautiful geometrical pattern while almost of the kites in other districts in Japan have painting or drawing on the sail except Nagasaki Hata.
#4 Futan climbs up on the line and returns when it reached to the knot point of the bridles near the kite.
#5 Thiis is the traditional kite in Okinawa district since 1920s.
#6 Hakkaku means an octagon and is very famous kite in Okinawa.
#7 Rokkaku means a hexagon and is very famous traditional kite in Okinawa.
#8 Semi means cicada.
MASTERS OF KITES IN JAPAN