November 6, 2011

Collection Name: Betty Street Collection

Collection Number: 1014

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.

Artist or Author: Hideo Matsutani,,

Creation Year: 1997

Length: 0.00

Height: 31.75

Width: 24.75


Traditional rokkaku made by Hideo Matsutani (Japan). Made using washi and bamboo spars. Handpainted with geometric color patterns, signed in Japanese kanji and English. Four-point bridle, two bows on back of kites. Betty remembers he painted it in the style of "patchwork," which is very un Matsutani in his kite painting style.

Geographic: Japan

Kite Type: Bowed

Materials: Bamboo, Paper

Significance: Art, Cultural

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