Last up date:2007/2/15


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Edo Kite (Fujin)
Rokkaku (Sukeroku) My house US Capitol

Rokkaku Lady
Twelve flapping crow
kites on the same line
Edo Kite Suimon Yaburi Flapping Crow Kite at
Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

Bird Kite Pikachu Shooting Stars

The Millennium Desert Kite Festival in Johdpur and Jaypur, India, January 2000.

My Kite Life
Over 25 years I used to build every kinds of kites such as many kinds of Japanese kites, parafoil, delta, airplane, box, Korean and so on. Now I have an interest in a large Edo-dako and Rokkaku which is able to be assembled at the site of the field and creative modern kite. I have been teaching the kite making for about 400 students every year at Yokohama.
I am a member of The Japan Kite Association, Yokohama branch over 25 years. We enjoy kiteflying every month and have 34 members in Yokohama branch, Japan Kite Association. Every member have a unique technique to build their own traditional Japanese kites and many creative modern kites.
I am a member of the Japan Kite Association and I have been also a web master of JKA Web Site since December,1998.
I am also a member of the American Kitefliers Association.

1997 Bali International Kite Festival, Indonesia
1999 Japan-Nepal Friendship Kite Flying Competition, Kathmandu, Nepal
2000 The Millenium Desert Kite Festival in Johdopur and Jaypur, India
2000 Dieppe International Kite Festival in Dieppe, France
2000 The Exibition of Japanishe Frugdrachen, Karlsruhe, Germany
2000 The Japanese Kite Workshop in Karlsruhe, Germany
2001 The Annual AKA Kite Convention in Billings, Montana, U.S.A.
2001 The Japanese Kite Workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
2002 The Year of Korea-Japan National Exchange Program in Seoul, Korea
2002 The Annual AKA Kite Convention in Ocean City, Maryland, U.S.A.

2003 The Cleethorpes International Kite Festival, Cleethorpes, U.K.
2003 Industrial Alliance KiteFest, Toronto, Canada
2004 The 9th Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival, Pasir Gudang, Malaysia
The Annual AKA Kite Convention 2004 in Seaside, Oregon, U.S.A.
Taipei County International Kite Festival 2005 & Workshop in Taiwan
Japan America Kite Festival 2006 and Kite Making Work Shop at the elementary schools in LosAngels,California,U.S.A.
2007 The 12th Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival, Pasir Gudang, Malaysia

Data of Myself

My Portrait

Centipede kite
Name:Masami Takakuwa
Home Address:1077-11, Nakano-cho, Sakae-ku,Yokohama 2470015 JAPAN
Tel & Fax:+81-45-891-7234
Mail to Masami Takakuwa


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