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By Dan Beard


Japanese Square Kite.

The Japanese Square Kite is not, as its name might imply, perfectly square. It is rectangular in form, and made with a framework of very thin bamboo or cane sticks, bound together as shown in Fig. 28. 


Fig. 28: Japanese Square Kite Frame.

This frame is covered with Japanese paper, to which all the sticks are tightly glued. The kite is bent backward, making the front slightly convex, and held in this position by strings tied from end to end of the cross-sticks at the back ; the breast-band may be attached as on an ordinary six-sided kite.

Instead of a tail-band, with a single tail attached, this foreigner carries two tails, one tied at each side to the protruding ends of the diagonal sticks at the bottom of the kite. The illustration at the op of this page of two boys making ready to fly one of these kites, is copy from a picture made by a Japanese artist.

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