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Author Topic: Something interesting in a 1978 Kite Book  (Read 3439 times)
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« on: January 05, 2017, 09:21 PM »

I bought Tsutomu Hiroi's book 'Kites: Sculpting the Sky' (1978) for a couple bucks off Amazon. All the info I could find on him is his birth year (1925) and a website that states his book "... is one of the first to take kites seriously as art objects. Both sculptor and teacher, Hiroi writes about the tradition of Japanese kites, yet his own kites are flying sculptures made in modern materials. Hiroi is one of the original founders of the Japan Kite Association". -drachen.org



He signed this book in 1979, which came with pamphlets about Washington kite events. I wonder if he did a book signing in Washington, or someone ran into him at a festival. I can upload the pamphlets if anyone is curious.

Can anyone translate what he wrote in this book? Does anyone have any info on Tsutomu? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 04:11 AM »

Very nice!!! Did the Amazon listing say it was signed?
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 02:16 PM »

Very nice!!! Did the Amazon listing say it was signed?

The listing did not mention any signatures, this was a complete surprise.

Here are the pamphlets that were used as bookmarks in the book.




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