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Shirone Giant Kite Battle

Update:2017.02.11

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Month held June

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Event dates

Dates

2017.06.01 (Thu)-2017.06.05 (Mon)

Teams face off against each other from opposite sides of the Nakanokuchi River with their giant kites, each the size of 24 tatami mats (approx. 7 m by 5 m). They fly their kites over the river where they collide and fall into the water. A tug-of-war ensues until one team’s rope breaks. This is the largest giant kite battle in the world. Each giant kite has its own distinctive features and flying methods, but they keep to tradition, with their own improvements to the craft.

When: June 1-5, 2017 (Thurs.-Mon.)
Where: Nakanokuchi riverbanks, Minami-ku, Niigata-shi

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60 min. by bus from Niigata Station on the Joetsu Shinkansen Line.
20 min. by car from the Maki Katahigashi interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

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