Tag Archives: kite maker

Empty Spaces: Nobuhiko Yoshizumi

Nobuhiko Yoshizumi was among the most revered of miniature kite artists in the world and an active member of the Kyoto Kite Association and the International Friends of Small Kites.  His focus was on making “frames” that allowed him to make the very smallest of kites to fly.  He is holder of the Guinness Book […]

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Tyrus Wong: Brushstrokes in Hollywood

LEGENDARY ARTIST TYRUS WONG APPEARING AT CTN ANIMATION EXPO TODAY AND ON THE BIG SCREEN IN 2013 Documentary Filmmakers Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Bring Wong’s Inspirational Story To An Even Wider Audience Los Angeles, CA – Artistic legend and traditional kite maker Tyrus Wong is still going strong at the age of 102 and made […]

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Issue 20: Kitemaker Profile – Scott Hampton 

Hi readers, welcome back to another issue of Kitemaker Profile. This month it is my pleasure to profile a kite maker from Utah, USA – Scott Hampton. I first met Scott at Fort Worden 2000 and then again last November when Scott was the guest international kite maker at Festival of the Winds held in […]

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Buteo Huang standing in his studio. On the foreground several kites from the super mini kite series are displayed and the Kite-Flying Dutchman is holding a kite shaped like a Lanyu fishing canoe.

Issue 20: How Many Kites Fit in a Train?

Although hardly known in the western kiting society, Buteo Huang from Taiwan is undeniably a renowned master kite builder. The oeuvre of this self-confident man comprises of a stunning two thousand plus unique kite designs! Mainly working with paper and bamboo, this craftsman is rigorous enough to try modern materials like fiberglass and reinforced nylon. […]

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