Yoshizumi Japanese Fighter Kit


Many traditions exist that involve kite fighting. This kite is built to allow you to direct its movements. Designed by 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. A kite battle, and general fighter kite control, requires practice. Therefore, we recommend long tails for younger fliers. Reduce the tail’s length as skill develops.


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 the Drachen Foundation’s video on constructing this kite

Get inspired by kite fighting festivals from around the globe


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