Traditional Edo-style Kite Making & Flying Workshop with Kite Master Mikio Toki

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Embark on a unique journey through the art of traditional Japanese kite making and flying at our exclusive workshop, led by Mikio Toki the world-renowned kite master from Japan. With a storied history in educating both domestic and international enthusiasts in this exquisite art since 1975, our kite master brings the ancient tradition of Edo-style kite crafting to life, right in front of your eyes!

This hands-on workshop invites participants of all ages to dive into the process of creating traditional kites, utilizing authentic handmade materials such as delicate "washi" paper and sturdy bamboo. Drawing inspiration from the kite master's own creations, adorned with mesmerizing images of samurai warriors, auspicious motifs from legendary Japanese storybooks, Kabuki theater, and Ukiyo-e art, you'll have the chance to personalize your kite. Let your creativity soar as you paint your favorite designs onto your kite, making it a flying piece of personal art.

We welcome families and individuals alike, children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult, ensuring a fun and supportive environment for everyone. The highlight of the workshop is the unparalleled opportunity to learn how to fly your kite under the expert guidance of our kite master. This is a rare chance to connect with a genuine practitioner of this traditional Japanese art, as he shares techniques passed down through generations.

Don't miss this exclusive workshop, a blend of cultural education, hands-on creativity, and outdoor fun. Come join us and let your spirit fly high with your very own traditional Japanese kite. 


Hand-crafted Japanese kite kit that includes washi paper, bamboo rods, kite tail pieces, and kite string.  Step-by-step instruction sheet provided.

Japanese style
Japanese style

Western style
Western style

Workshop Registration:  Due to popularity, advanced registration for this workshop is required.  Two (2) workshops to choose from.  Limited to 120 participants per workshop.

Admission:  You are required to have both an admission ticket AND an Anime Expo badge valid for the day of the workshop to attend.

Age Requirement:  Per policy, children ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult, with a valid Anime Expo attendee badge, at all times while participating at Anime Expo.

Session:  This special workshop is 90 minutes long and will be held on the following dates & times in Rm 406AB:

Friday, 7/5/24 at 3:15 pm
Sunday, 7/7/24 at 2:30 pm

Doors will close 5 minutes after the start of the workshop and there will be no exchanges for missed show.  The first 45 minutes are dedicated to building your kite, then you will be escorted to an outside area where you can fly your kite.

Don't have an Anime Expo badge yet?  You can purchase one on the Anime Expo 2024 - General Registration page.

All tickets are sold only in ShowClix and managed by the SPJA/AX Event Ticketing Team.

If you have questions about this workshop, please email: and include "AX24: Kite Making Workshop" in the subject.

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LACC Concourse Hall Rm 406AB 1201 S. Figueroa Stree
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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