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Kendama World Cup
July 20 - July 21Free
Japanese kids toy, the kendama, has been enjoying something of a boom in popularity in recent years and Hatsukaichi city, which claims to be its birthplace, is working hard to promote it. Part of that effort is the annual Kandama World Cup.
Two days of Kendama heaven with stalls, performances, workshops and competitors from around the world aiming to become kendama world champions.
Here’s a video from the 2017 event.