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18th Annual Japan America Kite Festival® 第18回 日米凧あげ大会

  • Sunday, October 19, 2014
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • North Side of Seal Beach Pier (Seal Beach, CA)
Southern California's Largest Kiting Event!


Sunday, October 19, 2014 10:00am to 5:00pm

North Side of Seal Beach Pier
Seal Beach, CA MAP

Free parking and shuttle service from SeaPort Marina Hotel!

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Free Admission!



Come with family and friends to enjoy Japanese and international kites of all sizes and colors! Kite Workshop and games for Children, Japanese food & cultural booths, GIANT Show kites, Taiko drum performance, Martial arts demonstrations, Traditional Japanese folk dancing, Kite Candy Drops for kids, Kite Battles and Stunt Kite demonstrations and much more!

  • Free children's kite workshop - 10am to 2pm (while supplies last).
  • Kids game corner (Japanese yo-yo fishing, origami, face/hand painting, make a button with your name written in Japanese, Japanese character bookmark coloring, Japanese calligraphy and other games and crafts) - 10am to 2pm
  • Introductory lessons on precision sport kite by world champion, Chieko Tagami
  • Edo Amezaiku (Candy Sculpture Artist) Shawn Ichiyanagi - 11am to 2pm
  • Silent Auction
  • Japanese merchandise and official T-shirt will be on sale!
  • Food trucks!
Japanese Cultural Entertainment
  • Taiko performances by PROTA
  • Naginata demonstration by Southern California Naginata Federation
  • Traditional Japanese folk dancing by Azuma Ryu
  • Japanese Bon Odori dancing (traditional Japanese festival dance) led by Miles Hamada and Christine Inouye
  • and much more!
Checkout our official Facebook page for updates!
Show schedule will be announced approximately 1 week before the event.

Presented by Japan America Society of Southern California, Up Up and Away Kite Shop and Up Up and Away Kite Club.

Presenting Sponsors

Entertainment Stage Sponsor

Official Airline Sponsor





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