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Kota Kite Flying Festival


This annual kite flying festival is held in January in Kota Town, Aichi Prefecture. Here 150 different kinds of kites, both small and large – some over 16 square meters in size – are brought together from all over Japan and are flown. Other events taking place include a wadaiko Japanese drum performance.

Kota Kite Flying Festival

From 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., January 11
Place: Hishiike-chinai, Kota Town

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