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Tako Kichi:
Kite Crazy in Japan

In the Bartlett Wing
CLOSES July 27, 2014!
A popular pastime and festival activity for centuries, Japanese kites remain a delightful and entertaining tradition. Traditional kites from Japan are made from a split bamboo framework and layers of handmade washi paper. The kites are often finished with colorful painted narrative illustrations, legendary heroes, and design elements that reflect Japanese folklore. Everything about these kites is based on kite-making traditions and aesthetics of distinct regions within Japan. (Photo: Daruma Kite, c. 1960, From the collection of David M. Kahn)

This exhibit presents traditional kites from various regions of Japan and introduces a number of respected traditional kite artists. It explores cultural, historic, and artistic perspectives of kite-making and kite-flying in Japan. Visitors can participate by making their own kites the gallery. Public programming for this exhibit will include lectures, kite-making workshops, and kite-flying on the plaza at Museum Hill. Link to Press Release»

On-Line Resources:

Download a .pdf to make your own mini Kite

The Drachen Foundation International kites

The Great Kite Fight video

Santa Fe JIN (Japanese Intercultural Network)





RELATED PUBLIC PROGRAMS


Tuesday & Thursday
July 22 & 24, 2014
10am to 2pm
Arts Alive!

FREE Japanese Kite Making Workshop for ages 3 to 103 presented in conjucntion with the exhibition Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan.
To schedule groups of 6 or more, call Patricia at (505) 476-1212.

PAST PROGRAMS
Opening
Sunday , June 9, 2013
1-4PM
1PM-

Talk by Collector David M. Kahn

2-4PM
- Kite making and Flying for ages 3 to 103 with Scott Skinner from the The Drachen Foundation. Reception hosted by the Museum of New Mexico Women's Board.

 

 Monday, July 8, 2013
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
International Folk Art Market Artist
Mikio Toki Demonstrates Japanese Kite making make your own kite at a hands-on kite making workshop for all ages led by Museum Educators. (Photo: kite by Mikio Toki, courtesy of the International Folk Art Market: Santa Fe) Part of International Folk Arts Week

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Parking lots are tented. Use FREE Park and Ride Shuttles at the First Baptist Church at Old Pecos Trail and Camino Lejo 9:45AM to 5:15PM
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
International Folk Art Market Artist Mikio Toki Demonstrates Making Japanese Kites in conjunction with Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan.

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Railyard Park 5-9PM
Community celebration welcoming artists participating in the 2013 International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe and community kite flying with Japanese Master Kite Maker, Mikio Toki

Wednesday, July 24
1 - 4 p.m.
Japanese kite making demonstrations with Hiromi Endo and Masao Kazama.

Friday, July 26
1 - 4 p.m.
Japanese kite making demonstrations with Hiromi Endo and Masao Kazama


Saturday, July 27
1 - 4 p.m.
Japanese kite making demonstrations with Hiromi Endo and Masao Kazama

Sunday, July 28
1 - 4 p.m.
Hands-on Japanese kite making with renown kite makers Hiromi Endo and Masao Kazama. One per family with extra fish kites on hand for overflow, extras.

Sunday February 2, 2014
1-4PM
Asian New Year Celebration for ages 3 to 103! Activities include hands on Mew year's Wish Sumi-e painting with William Preston, dancing dragon puppet making with Museum educators and performances by the Quang Minh Lion dance Group. ! All by Museum admission, New Mexico residents FREE on Sundays!

insect kiteTuesday, March 18
10am-1 pm
Artist Demonstration
Masaaki Modegi, President of The Tokyo Kite Museum and President of the Japanese Kite Association, and Mikio Toki, International Folk Art Market artist demonstrate Japanese Kite making. By Museum Admission.


Mikio Toki Wednesday March 19
10am- 1 pm
Artist Demonstration
Masaaki Modegi, President of The Tokyo Kite Museum and President of the Japanese Kite Association, and Mikio Toki, (photo, right) International Folk Art Market artist demonstrate Japanese Kite making.  By Museum Admission, New Mexico resident seniors (60 & up) with I.D. free on Wednesdays.




Thursday March 20
10am -1 pm 
Artist Demonstration Masaaki Modegi, President of The Tokyo Kite Museum and President of the Japanese Kite Association, and Mikio Toki, International Folk Art Market artist demonstrate Japanese Kite making.  By Museum Admission.

daruma kiteFriday March 21
10am-1pm 
Artist Demonstration Masaaki Modegi, President of The Tokyo Kite Museum and President of the Japanese Kite Association, and Mikio Toki, International Folk Art Market artist demonstrate Japanese Kite making.  By Museum Admission

Saturday March 22
10 am-5pm
Matsuri- Japanese FestivalMr. Modegi and kite maker Mikio Toki participate in Santa Fe Japanese Intercultural Network (JIN) Matsuri (festival) at the Santa Fe Convention Center.  The Matsuri brings the very best of  New Mexico’s Japanese culture, food and art forms together for a the Santa Fe Convention Center for a day of performances, talks and more!

Sunday, March 23
1-4p.m.
KITE LECTURE & KITE MAKING
At 1 p.m. Mr. Modegi will give a public lecture on Japanese kites in conjunction with Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan.
The lecture will be followed by a drop-in, hands-on kite-making workshop for ages 3–103. If the weather permits, kite flying will also take place on Milner Plaza. The program without the advanced workshop is by Museum Admission. New Mexico residents free on Sundays! Youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members always FREE!


Advanced Kite Making Workshop
Sunday March 23 11am-3:30 pm

Join Master kite maker Mikio Toki for a workshop on Ori-Zome Kaku Dako (Fold & dye Tokyo style) for ages 16 and up. Registration fee includes materials, lecture and lunch. The workshop is $30 per person, $25 for Museum of New Mexico Foundation Members. For more information and to register, call Stephanie Riggs at (505) 476-1215.

insect kiteMonday, July 7, 2014
1-4 pm

Join artist Mikio Toki for a Japanese kite making demonstration, and make your own Japanese Butterfly kite, a free hands on project for people 3 to 103 years of age. By Museum admission, youth 16 and under and Museum of New Mexico Foundation members always free.

 

Thursday July 10, 2014
Noon to 2PM

Kite Flying Demonstration at St. John's College Field with Mikio Toki and comtemporary artist Lee Montgomery. Presented in conjunction with Aire Force:Aesthetic Experiences in Aviation at the Center for Contemporary Arts. Free!

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