Asian studies in Lithuania

Japanese Kites Festival

Date and time: 2018-09-08 13:30 - 2018-09-08 15:30

Location: Nemuno sala, Kaunas

On September 8th, all students, families and citizens of Kaunas are invited to participate in Kite festival and picnic which will take place in Nemunas island.

13.30 to 15.00 a Kites making workshop to learn how to make Japanese style kites Rendako.

15.00 Kites flying festival. Kites made in Japan and Lithuania will rise with wind, thus giving a meaning to the dreams of children from both countries: to live in a wonderful world, to celebrate the freedom and create a beautiful future.

We invite you to bring your own hand made kites, while we will come prepared with 30 rendako kites, joined into three long strings, that were made by Japanese Iwate prefecture middle school children. J.Dobkevičius progymnasium students together with Gifu prefecture Yaocu town school students created 10 rokkaku (six-sided) kites and also one long string of 40 kites. During the kite making process, students decorated and gave Japanese and Lithuanian names for each one of them. Therefore, the kites will rise up named “Thank you”, “Freedom”, “Sun”, “Sakura”…

Kites made by school students are dedicated to the memory of Chiune Sugihara and the strengthening friendship and communication between Japan and Lithuania.

Festival Organizer: Jurgis Dobkevičius progymnasium.

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Partners and sponsors:

Aleksotas Eldership, Alekstotas Community Center, Lithuanian Kites Movement

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU