Japanese kites are often square or rectangular in shape with a colorful design of a samurai warrior or kabuki character emblazoned on the front. Japanese kites are traditionally flown in spring and at special kite-flying festivals. They were first for religious purposes and symbolize good luck, fertility, and prosperity. Kites were thought to scare away evil spirits.
Our kites are made from the highest-quality paper using traditions handed down over the centuries.
This beautifully hand-painted Japanese kite depicts the title character from the kabuki play Kagami Shishi. The dance of the red-maned lion-like spirit is probably the most dramatic performance in kabuki.
Material: Washi paper