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Author Streeter, Tal.

Title The Art of the Japanese kite / by Tal Streeter
Edition First edition
Published New York : Weatherhill, 1974
[(1985?])

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Description 181 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents Giant kite fighting in Shirone -- The Sanjo kite maker Toranosuke Watanabe -- The last kite maker of Tokyo: Edo kite maker Teizo Hashimoto -- Along the Tokaido Road: Suruga kite maker Tatsusaburo Kato -- From Samurai to kite maker: Yokosuka kite maker Matsutaro Yanase -- The insect kites of Nagoya: Sakurai kite maker Semmatsu Iwase -- The Nagasaki fighting kite: Hata kite maker Shigeyoshi Morimoto -- Picnis at the battleground: the Hamamatsu kite festival -- The taste of kites: consummate collector Shingo Modegi -- The world's largest kite, the Hoshubana Showa O-dako -- Bamboo and paper -- Two sculptors who make kites: Tsutomu Hiroi and Tal Streeter -- Tsutomu Hiroi's kites -- Tal Streeter's flying red line -- Oriental kites: a brief history -- The kite's beginning -- Festival and celebration kites -- Fighting kites -- Giant kites -- The recent past -- Make your own kite and fly it -- Make a Japanese kite? -- General characteristics of the Japanese kite -- The bones -- The bridle and flying line -- Designs and design materials -- The tail -- What kind of kite should you make? -- Fly it! -- The wind -- Preparations and launching In the air
Summary "This book is about kites I have seen, kite makers I have spoken with, and kite festivals I have attended."--prologue
Notes Bibliography: p. 179-181
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 179-181
Subject Kites -- Japan.
Kites, Japanese
LC no. 74076102
ISBN 0834800888
0834801574 (paperback)