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Tsugaru Tako: Tsugaru Kite

June 14, 2016

The Tsugaru tako is a traditional handcrafted kite made of thinly chopped Hiba trees (Thujopsis tree) adorned with traditional Tsugaru style paintings. The kites are large in size, just under two single size mattresses put together.

On the wrong side of the Tsugaru tako is a thick paper attached, called the " bumbu" . When the kite is flown the bumbu vibrates, making a buzzing noise as it soars through the skies.

Read the full article:
Tsugaru tako: Tsugaru Kite

Translation by: Monica Shingaki


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