“Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture: Since the 17th century the local people of Tokushima, one of the four prefectures on the island of Shikoku, have been flying large round kites called wanwan-dako.
“One such flown in 1935 [June 2] with a howling sound caused by the wind is said to have had a diameter of 23 meters. This breathtaking spectacle took place between May and June, when strong southerly winds blew from the Naruto shore. Giant kite meets ceased during World War II and were revived only in 1980.”
– The Making of Japanese Kites: Tradition, Beauty and Creation, Masaaki Modegi, 2007
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