IATA is flying the giant Hamamatsu kites 3rd Sunday of every month between March and November (excluding Aril and July) at Berkeley Marina's Cesar Chavez Park. Everybody is welcome to participate.

Place: Cesar E. Chavez Park
at the Berkeley Marina
Admission Free


Contact: 415-420-5321 (Gojo)

Thirty kites from all over Japan were displayed in the San Francisco Public Library from April 26, 2014 to August 21, 2014. Also we held a Japanese kite making class supported by the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco:
Date: May 24, 2014 Saturday
Place: The Children Center of the San Francisco Public Library


We, IATA, made ŠyiTanoshimujkites in the San Francisco Japan Town. We flew them at the Berkeley Kite Festival on July 30 (Sat) and July 31 (Sun). Please join us in making them in front of the Kinokuniya Bookstore.

2016 demonstration

May 7, June 5, July 3 : San Francisco Japan Town 2nd floor in front of the Kinokuniya bookstore
September 4 : We made a special kite for KQED's Filming of the kite maker.

Volunteers Wanted for making Matsuri Kites !!

Please contact takoageusa@yahoo.com for details