Sunday, October 05, 2008

Japan America Kite Festival

Today we took a trip down to Seal Beach, California to attend the 12th annual Japan America Kite Festival. It's the first time we've attended.

The kite below is an Japanese rokkaku (hexagon) kite which is very stable and can fly without a tail.

As you can see, there were many kite designs of all shapes, colors, and sizes. A "Hello Kitty" kite and "Curious George" kite were also flying in the air.

Wow! This string of kites certainly had a significant "wow" factor, and it just hangs in the sky like a huge dragon's tail. Click on the photo for a larger view.

One of the kites below looks like a jellyfish, and another looks like an old sailing ship... if they could fly.

We had tons of fun, and it was right by the beach too, so Hikaru almost forgot about all the kites -- and went for the sand and waves instead.

In the photo below, Hikaru and Mommy are trying to catch a wave.

And finally, this is a photo of Hikaru's new seal friend on the Seal Beach pier.


At Tuesday, October 07, 2008, Anonymous Tak said...

What a beautiful day for kite flying!


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