THE SEAL BEACH JAPAN AMERICA KITE FESTIVAL
Go fly a kite! I think this must be the slogan for the annual Seal Beach Japan America Kite Festival. Every year hundreds of kite enthusiasts gather on the Pacific shores of Seal Beach, California to give flight to their colorful kite creations! Many of them hand-crafted by expert kite makers from around the world, including master Japanese kite builder Mr. Mikio Toki. Spectators can look forward to breathtaking sights from the several vantage points surrounding this event.
Unfortunately, the weather refused to cooperate this year as demonstrated by these shots I captured at yesterday’s event.
Of course, that didn’t mean a good time was not to be had! This gentleman simply loaded his baby grand piano into the back of his Chevy truck and seemed happy to entertain the crowd! Now you know the origin of the term microphone “Wind Sock.”
So, don’t feel badly for the people who had gathered for this annual event. Though some kites didn’t have much fun, just about everyone else did!
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