A lovely hand-painted kokeshi with handpainted tako-age (kite) art from Hamamatsu in Japan.
The city of Hamamatsu is known as a place for kite flying. When the weather starts to warm up following the spring season, it serves as a sign of the nearing kite festival. A flat plain, Hamamatsu consists of mountains and beaches, which let the city experience strong winds. As a result, the city of Hamamatsu is quite ideal for kite flying. The city is famous for its annual kite festival known as the Takoage-Gassen. Held on the 3rd to the 5th of May, this kite festival is the biggest one of its kind in all of Japan.
Height: approx. 14 cm
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