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Sagami Giant Kite Festival (Kite Making and Kite Flying Experience) and Hake no Tana & River Terraces

Central Area 3h

“Hachikendako” is one of the traditions in Sagamihara City which was passed down during the Tenpo era (around 1830). Known to be the largest kite in all of Japan, it measures 14.5 meters (47.6 ft) each side, and weighs around 950kg (2,094lbs). It is also impressive to witness the entire process of making the kite, from the framework to lettering, which are done all by hand.

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Sagami no Odako (The Giant Kites of Sagami) ≪Sagami no Odako Center (Renge no sato Araiso)≫

The Odako is one of the traditional event of Sagamihara city started in Tenpou period (around 1830) in the Edo era. Size of the Hachi (eight)-ken (Japanese unit of measure for length) kite is 14.5 meters square and its weight is about 950 kg. This is the the largest in Japan. One of the highlight of the Odako is that everything is handmade from parts preparation including making frames by cutti...

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