Photos | Japanese big kite festival

Photos | Japanese big kite festival

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YOKKAICHI, JAPAN - MAY 26: A man watches jumbo kite, measuring 13 metres tall and 2 meters wide, as it flies during the Yokaichi Odako, annual big kite festival on May 26, 2013 in Yokkaichi, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The Yokaichi Odako kite festival dates from 1841, the Edo period, and is held on the fourth Sunday of May every year. . (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

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Posted on May 27, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Photos from the Yokaichi Odako, annual big kite festival on May 26, 2013 in Yokkaichi, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The Yokaichi Odako kite festival dates from 1841, the Edo period, and is held on the fourth Sunday of May every year.

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