This year I had the good fortune of acquiring a couple of one-of-a-kind Rokkakus made and signed in 2006 by a talented kite builder named Frank Mitchell.
As much as I enjoy flying kites like these, I also appreciate learning about the history of their maker. As of yet, I’ve not been able to locate or identify anything about Frank Mitchell.
If anyone out there knows of Frank or has information about his life and work, please reach out. These kites are in great shape. They hit the sky on a regular basis, and are being preserved for the next generation.
Michael is a career communications professional who’s shaped the voices of corporations for more than 30 years. He is an avid kiter, a member of the American Kitefliers Association, and president of the award-winning Wisconsin Kiters Club. Michael is recognized across the kiting community for his unique ability to capture and share the kite flying experience. His YouTube channel, michaelksherman, is a source of joy and inspiration for people worldwide with an up-close, often serene look at some of the world's largest kites and the people who fly them. Increasingly, these and his other kiting and kite festival productions are helping businesses and communities thrive.
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