Here comes 2015 Giant Kite Festival in Sagamihara! The World No.1 Giant Kite! This festival has a long long history since 1830 and is held at 4 venues every May 4th and 5th nowadays. I visited every venue this year. The day was windy. Best day for flying a kite.
This year’s theme kanji is 隼風(Haya Kaze/Falcon Wind).
Dirt Road! They look pleasant. 15 years ago, I often drove a motorbike in mountains in the distance. I’ve never thought of driving this dirt path. I already quit to drive. I should’ve done.
I reached the main venue – Katsu Saka(勝坂) around 11:30AM. I asked a staff when you would start to fly a giant kite. He said « Right Now! ». Lucky!
2nd Try……Umm, swinging. It seems strong wind doesn’t always help fly a kite.
A staff announced they were going to have a break. I left this venue.
Shindo(新戸) Venue. Not only a giant kite but chain kites are cool.
I had a lunch here.
Hiroshima style Okonomi Yaki – 500 yen.
Cabbages, Pork, Konjac are inside a baked pancake. Pickled Ginger, Bonito Frakes, Nori Seaweed, Egg are on it.
Kids Sumo Wrestling was held at this venue.
I went back to the main venue.
2:00PM. 3rd Try! I want to see soar!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, folded in two.
Bummer. I couldn’t see soar this year.
Staffs are fixing.