- Kota Kite Flying Festival (Kota Takoage Matsuri)
Kota-Town Kota Kite Flying Festival (Kota Takoage Matsuri)
Date : 01/14/2018
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 children's pastime. 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 specimens exceeding 18 ㎡.