BAROMON KITE from Goto Island

Baromon means "inhumanly sharp bite". The shape of the kite represents the rear view of a Samurai Warriors helmet complete with pony tails and depicting the sharp teeth and bite of a demon. It is also decorated with a dragon, the symbol of strength. Traditionally flown to purify and ward off evil. The bamboo framework is one of the most sophisticated of all the Japanese kites.