In the middle of the busy business district of Nihonbashi in Chūō City, Tokyo, is a small museum hidden on the fifth floor above Taimeiken, famous restaurant opened in 1931. Only a small metal sign at the building’s entrance indicates its existence. Stumbling across the tiny museum reveals a trove of thousands of unique kites.
The Museum of Kites is packed full of kites from the personal collection of one man. Shingo Modegi founded the Japan Kite Association and also happens to be the former owner of the restaurant that takes up the lower floors of the building. Modegi also personally participated in setting the record for the largest kite in the world in 2006.
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