Japanese kite festival

Japanese kite festival

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YOKKAICHI, JAPAN - MAY 26: People launch kites 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 1:39 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 28 at 7:45 AM

Photos from the Yokaichi Odako, the annual big kite festival held 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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