Pipa in Floripa Posted by Transparent Language on Jul 17, 2008 in Brazilian News
Ken Yamazato, a retired Brazilian engineer, may have finished his career but he still has big dreams–pipa dreams. Next week, he hopes to break the record for launching the largest high-flying kite in the Guinness Book of World Records. He built a kite measuring 1,225 square meters, which he plans to fly sometime next week, after three days without rain.
Yamazato’s plan is to launch the megapipa (huge kite) forty meters into the air for twenty minutes in the southern city of Florianópolis, with the help of the Santa Catarina Japanese Association.
To see a photo of the pipa, see the Globo coverage here.