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Masaaki Modegi

Full Name: Masaaki Modegi
Number of Works: 2
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ISBN: 050027942X, 9780500279427
Keywords: japan, over, wings, paper, kites
Pages: 96
Published: 1997

No one knows for certain when the first kite was created. China, Malaysia,Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands are often cited as possible locations of this remarkable invention, which is certainly two thousand or more years old. Whatever their precise birthplace and date, kites were first documented entering Japan from China via Korea in the first millennium A.D. From the beginning, the kite was for the Japanese a vehicle of wonder and art, and a celebration of joy. This delightful book surveys the art of creating and flying Japanese kites. Following a brief history of these kites from their or