Estampes Cerfs-volants - Japon
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New Year in old Japan : A Woman with Hagoita & a Boy with Tako, 1870s ~ Albumen silver print from glass negative, photographed by Shinichi Suzuki (鈴木 真一, 1835-1919) in his studio. Hanetsuki (羽根突き), a traditional Japanese New Year's game popular among girls, played with a wooden paddle called hagoita (羽子板). Kite flying, known as Tako-age (凧揚げ) was another popular game traditionally played on New Year
Raiko Attacks a Demon Kite - Artist Totoya Hokkei. "Surimono" Japanese Woodblock Print Edo Period. "A demon kite trails its string so high in the sky that even young eyes lose sight of it in the mist"