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Mishima Oni Yōzu kite (Mishima Demon Kite)

September 29, 2017

Yōzu, which means a “kite”, and Oni Yōzu is a type of kite on which a demon face is drawn. It is the size of 6-8 Tatami mats, which is a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms. 6-8 Tatami mats are around 9-13 m2.

When the first-born son is born in a family, an Oni Yōzu kite is made with a wish that the boy will grow big and strong like the kite, which can majestically fly in the sky. The kite became the size of 6-8 tatami mats because many people such as relatives and friends each brought Kasa Gami (a type of oiled umbrella paper) to celebrate the boy’s birth and make the kite.

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Mishima Oni Yōzu kite (Mishima Demon Kite)


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