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Sato began making Japanese kites as a hobby in the SCA a
few years ago. Here are some pictures of the kites I made as Christmas presents for
the outpost and the Kuji family.
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version of the below pictures.
The outpost XMAS party
and close-ups of the paper/bamboo kites I gave them. Since most of them did not have
Japanese personas I made them traditional Japanese shaped kites but I decorated them with
their device or something I thought went with their persona.
Left side-More of the
kites I gave the outpost. Right side-Kites I made for my friends and family in the Kuji
household in Chicago. Since they tend to have Japanese kites I made them more traditional
images on their kites.
This kite is the
largest kite I have ever made. It was made of nylon canvas and bamboo. It has the Huscarl
of Calontir device on it. Pictures here are of us test flying it with Ted as my helper.
The kite was flown over the Pennsic battle field as Calontir marched onto the field
the year I made it. There exists a much better picture of it flying over pennisc battle
field that I am still trying to find which a kind friend gave me.