We exhibited at "WJD in Kyoto 2023" held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Kyoto Eastern Culture Hall.
Here is a report on the day of the event!
The venue is "Kyoto City Eastern Culture Hall" which is about 20-30 minutes from Kyoto Station by train or bus. There are many buses in Kyoto city, and a Google Maps search from where I stayed showed that buses could get me there faster.
Exhibition hall and rest area on the left as you enter the hall.
"HAGURUMA" and "AlGOLOOP" by Yosuke Ikeda
Kizoha Kobo's exhibition like a research presentation (!)
The theme is "Juggling tools loved by experts are easy to use for beginners"
Hanapon's report (note) also mentions it!
"Jugtora" by Torayoshi!
The exhibition booths are actually the hottest place for exhibitors to interact with each other.
In the exhibition hall, we were exposed to many more experimental items than at JJF.
There is an overall relaxed atmosphere that sheds light on the cultural aspects of juggling, and I feel that this is a comfortable event for adult jugglers who are not students.
I got the impression that about half of them were working people. The atmosphere is relaxed and not too busy.
This looks good for children!
Mr. Miyata, the event organizer.
He is active in many fields, such as the representative of "Juggling Unit Fratres" in Kansai and a cast member of "GEAR".
He followed up with us in detail for our participation in this year's exhibition.
Thank you very much!
The official video of the event is also available.
It was a very cozy WJD in Kyoto, embodying the charm of today's diverse juggling culture, while Miyata-san's gentle personality and passion for juggling seemed to envelop the audience.
(Daigo / PM Juggling)