Kota-Town [Cancelled in 2022]
Kota Kite Flying Festival
(Kota Takoage Matsuri)
Date : January(The first ten days)
The 2022 Kota Kite Flying Festival has been cancelled.
150 Kites Large and Small Adorning the Sky
Up until the later half of the 20th century, kite flying was a popular New Year's Day pastime for children. The town of Kota holds a kite-flying competition every January. Participants compete to see which kites will fly for the longest time and which kites look best. The sky is adorned by a wide variety of kites from all over the country, some of them gigantic ones exceeding 18 ㎡.
People with small and medium-sized kites can simply turn up and participate on the day. The festival has lots of other events, including a "wadaiko" drum performance and a rock-paper-scissors competition. You can also get something simple to eat at Yataimura (literally, "Stall Village").