From different online sources I can find that the Japanese thief Kakinoki Kinsuke used a kite to fly over the wall of the Nagoya castle to steal certain golden parts of a statue.
The thing I can not find is, when he performed this theft. Does anyone know the year approximately?
Here is a rough translation of a page in Spanish:
And another page:
I think it's safe to say that it occurred in 1712 during the Edo period.