World’s largest kite flies in Tokyo


Modegi and his Mega Flag

Well Modegi and his band of Japanse kite flyers have done it. They have successfully flown their custom made Peter Lynn Mega Flag (25m – 40m), see my earlier post for more information on the kite and Modegi.

This short article from the Mainichi News says it all….

Enthusiasts fly the huge kite in Tokyo.Kite lovers recently flew what they called the largest kite in the world at Harumi Pier in Tokyo’s Chuo-ku.

Masaaki Modegi, president of the Japan Kite Association, ordered a New Zealand designer to make the 25-meter by 40-meter kite, which was completed in November last year.

With about 15,000 visitors watching, the 250-kilogram kite was flown under a mild breeze.

Organizers made desperate efforts to fly the kite at an altitude of 30 meters. (Mainichi

  3 comments for “World’s largest kite flies in Tokyo

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  2. 9 June, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    It has flown in St-Honoré, near Chicoutimi, province of Quebec, Canada.
    There is incredible to see it flying.
    Unfortunately, it was lost of control (a broken rope i think) and some damage appear at the kite.
    Hope it wil be good for a repair.
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    Michel Ricard

  3. 11 June, 2006 at 10:19 pm

    Fantastic Pictures!!

    Thanks for commenting…

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