The International Association of Tako Age presents:
27th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival
Launching the “Kizuna (Bonding)” Kite
All Are Welcome to Join Us
DATE：Sat-Sun July 28-29 2012, 11 AM-5 PM No Admission Fee
PLACE：Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina
The San Francisco Bay Area’s International Association of Tako Age (IATA) will fly its giant Hamamatsu kites in the Berkeley Kite Festival at the end of July as usual.
This year’s theme is “Kizuna (Bonding)”. We will fly our bright oo-tako (giant kite) high into the blue Californian sky along with our wishes for Japan’s recovery from the terrible earthquake.
But recover from such a disaster will take time. As we gather and look up to the sky, let us remember our prayers for the victims we deeply felt last year and reflect upon the continuing hardship of the survivors.
Participants Wanted for Launching Tako!
This year the Berkeley Kite Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 at its usual location, Cesar E. Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina
The International Association of Tako Age introduces the culture of kites and festivals of Japan through its tako-age (kite-flying). If you enjoy flying kites or Japanese festivals, then why not join us at the Berkeley Kite Festival to help fly our Hamamatsu-tako? Let’s get together and launch the tako with our message “Kizuna (Bonding)” into the sky. All are welcome.
PARK AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS & RIDE THE FREE SHUTTLES:
Take the Buchanan / Albany exit from Highways 80 or 580, and go west the the Golden Gate Fields. From there BKF’s free shuttle buses will take you to the Kite Fest. Parking is $10 per car and includes free shuttle service to and from the festival.
For details and parking information for the Berkeley Kite Festival, please visit this website.