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Photography: Cameron Allan Mckean

Coded Symbols at War / Kite Fighting

There is a single kite remaining, flying alone above Hamamatsu. As it is reeled back in, it looms over the last spectators, transforming itself into an imposing object, powerful and alive — floating nearby it seems more than an... »STORY

Photography: Cameron Allan Mckean

Lost without a string | Hamamatsu Kite Fighting 2

Paper kites are floating in the sky, their light bamboo frames trailed by hundreds of meters of unspooling hemp rope. Although they’re far off, you can still see the symbols that have been painted on the paper surface of each one —... »STORY