Creation Station: Asian Kites

Photo by Meanest Indian/Flickr

Kites have rich traditions around the world, and the countries of Asia are no exception. Used in playful kite fighting games in South Asia, shapes and sizes for this use often result in small, flat, tailless diamonds in order to achieve maximum maneuverability and agility. Styles in East Asia are more graceful and can have connections to holidays, such as the colorful Japanese koinobori (carp streamers), flown most prominently during Children's Day. East Asia is also home to the Weifang International Kite Festival, held each April in the Chinese province of Shandong.

In this event, you will learn about Asia's many kite varieties and craft your own flying creation.



Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004


Admission is free.
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