Han Fuling 韩福龄, Weifang Kite Builder

In April 2015 I visited Weifang (潍坊), Shandong Province (山东), the birthplace of kites in China, where I filmed 81 year old kite maker Han Fuling, a kite builder in the Weifang style of traditional kite making. Weifang kites, as opposed to Beijing kites which are known for their Imperial flavor, often depict elements that come from traditional folk culture. Here he shows the main parts of making a goldfish kite and talks about the future of kites in China.