Collection Name: Kite Collection
Collection Number: 4344
Post Type: History
This item was entered by Matthew Sutton. They assume full responsibility for all content.
Artist or Author: Nobuhiko Yoshizumi,,
Creation Year: 2009
Miniature koi kites by Nobuhiko Yoshizumi (Japan). Made using washi, no spars, just on fold down the length of the sail. Attached to fine silk flying line and bamboo flying stick that looks like a fishing pole. Each koi is hand painted with orange and black watercolor and details of fins and scales are drawn in black ink. Two sets of nine kites fit into custom made boxes with bamboo dividers and stick holders, and boxes are lined in washi.
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