The Drachen Foundation is proud to announce the winners of the fourth annual Miniature Kite Contest held at the Uchinada Kite Festival in Uchinada, Japan, May 2001.
In the past 3 years, contestants from Japan, the Netherlands, Canada, and the United States participated. For three consecutive years, the world’s smallest kite was made by Nobuhiko Yoshizumi, of Kyoto, Japan. Yoshizumi-san and his fellow kite-makers in Kyoto were great contenders in this contest, as they faced miniature kitemakers from around the world.
The Rules for Entry were:
- Kites must be made by the entrant
- Participants may enter only 3 kites
- Kites may be made of any material
- Kites must be able to be flown by hand
- Kites must maintain a minimum 15-degree positive angle of flight for consideration as a category finalist
- Kites will be rewarded for their size, aesthetics, and flight performance
- Flying instructions must be included with entries
Results courtesy Glenn Davidson
Entries: 44 kites – 11 Japanese, 1 Indian & 6 Americans
Judges: Scott Skinner- President of Drachen Foundation, Mr. Takagi- Uchinada City board of Education, Mr. Kitamoto – Ishikawa Television, Mr. Kenji Nomura – President of Uchinada Kite club, Mr. Modegi Masaaki – President of Japan Kite Association, Mr. Nobuhiko Yoshizumi – 3 times World Champion
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