WOW Club Kites - Shirone Edo's

Shirone Edo In the Spring of 1995 the Kennedy Center hosted a presentation on Japan in conjunction with the Cherry Blossom Festival which featured Japanese culture, sword fighting and drums. A dozen Shirone Edo Kites built by master kitebuilder Mr. Kazuo Tamura, the Chief Director at the Shirone Kite Museum in Niigata-ken, Japan. served as the backdrop for this presentation.

The Kennedy Center asked the club if we could find some people that would carry a couple of the Edo's in the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade. Needless to say there were many volunteers. Mr. Tamura also participated in the Smithsonian Kite Festival, and demonstrated a couple of the large Edos with his kite team there.

After the Smithsonian festival, Mr. Tamura presented the club with one of the Edo's in appreciation for our help. The Kennedy Center also presented the club with another of the Edo's.
Chris Shultz