Kendama unites world in birthplace – The Japan News
The city of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, known as the birthplace of kendama, again hosted the “World Cup” of the beloved cup-and-ball toy this year.
Held on July 22 and 23, this was the fourth tournament since the event began in 2014. A record 387 participants from 14 countries and regions competed using different techniques and at varying levels of difficulty. From Japan, 282 kendama aficionados participated in the competition.
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