the Kendama World Champion!
VenueGLOBAL RESORT sports center Suncherry
It’s been 6 years since Kendama World Cup started
and now it’s the world’s largest Kendama event.
In 2018, 415 competitors from 18 countries participated in front of over 49,000 audience members.
Kendama World Cup is drawing more and more attention from people not only in Japan, but all over the world!
Check out the KWC2019 official trick videos and get practicing!
Come and watch the KWC 2019!
Besides the main competition, there will be mini games, live performances and more!
Watch heated kendama battles between top players from around the world up close!
SHOPSThere will be stalls selling a huge selection of kendamas and related goods in the venue! Get your hands on some rare and limited edition items!
GAMESWe will have lots of free games anybody can join. There will be many prizes to be won!
SHOWSThere will be lots of live performances including “Zoomadanke”!
FREEThere is no admission charge for the Kendama World Cup, so don’t hesitate to come and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!
MAIN MC NOB
Known as a pioneer of Japanese “street kendama”, NOB spreads Kendama love and joy by organizing events, doing stage demonstrations and hosting workshops for kids. Kendama players all over the world support NOB as a kendamas leading figure, uniting communities throughout the world.
GUEST MC Jake Wiens
Jake is an owner of the kendama brand Grain Theory who has been playing a big role in the kendama community. He introduces lifestyle elements into the game, making him popular with fans all around the world. He has been an official MC for the Kendama World Cup and World Kendama Free Style Championship “Catch and Flow”.
SPECIAL GUEST Zoomadanke
Zoomadanke are one of the most famous professional kendama performance acts in Japan. They are pioneers who blend the elements of dance and music together to create a new style of kendama. Their stylish and acrobatic performances have captured the interests of many people outside of Japan. They now get invited to many events and TV shows in Japan and overseas including America, Italy, France, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Malaysia and Brazil.
MAIN JUDGE CIMA
Cima is a legendary Japanese kendama player who has invented original tricks and made many tutorial videos for an international audience. He was the champion of European Kendama Open 2014 in Denmark. Many kendama players all over the world respect him for what he has done for the community and his high level of technique.
GLOBAL RESORT sports center Suncherry
6-1-1, Kushido, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan
Global Kendamas Network (GLOKEN)
Hiroshima Electric Railway Miyajima Line (Hiroden No.2)
10-minute walk from Hatsukaichi-Shiyakusho-mae (Hera) Station
10-minute walk from Miyauchi Station
Hiroden bus bound for Hiroshima or Ono
2-minute walk from Nanao-chuggako Bus stop
JR Sanyo Line
10-minute walk from Miyauchi-Kushido Station