Yoshizumi Fighter Kit


This wonderful fighter kite kit is a great DIY project for beginners and enthusiasts.  Cultures across the world celebrate holidays and important dates with kite fighting. Because of this kite’s flat but flexible shape, you to direct its movements with a single flying line. Designed by Bruce Lambert and Nobuhiko Yoshizumi, it is made of imported Japanese washi paper and bamboo.

Assembled kits are shown with painted patterns for display purposes, kites will ship with off-white washi paper sails.



Recommended Age:

Appropriate for ages ten and up with parental assistance. Because fighter kites require some practice, we recommend long tails for younger fliers.


To decorate this kite use markers, crayons, inks, or light paint. The washi paper of this kite is exceptionally light and strong. Even so, keeping decorations lightweight is important for flight.

Ideal wind conditions:

Light (flag on a pole gently moving, not fluttering) to Medium (a flag on a pole is steadily moving, fluttering).

Materials You Supply:

Markers, crayons or ink for decorating, white glue, toothpick.

Classroom Curriculum & Lesson Plans:

Watch a Video to learn how to construct this kite.


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