Upcoming Events

43rd Annual Mito New Year’s Takoage Festival

When: 10am – 2:30pm, January 24th, 2015*
Where: Shiki no Hara, Kairakuen, Mito

20150124 Mito Takoage Festival

Takoage, or kite-flying, is a traditional new year’s activity in Japan. Come see the winter sky filled with colourful kites. There will be a 100 kite string featuring kites drawn by local children, a kite-making workshop, and traditional children’s games. There will also be stalls selling udon, amazake (sweet sake), and more. You are free to bring your own kites.

*May be cancelled in case of poor weather


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