When we say 44FESTA is the coolest yo-yo meeting in the world, we’re not kidding. This was the last 44FESTA edition before this year’s World Yo-yo Contest, and what was the surprise mini-contest? English lessons and quiz!
Yes! The 44FESTA crew is making sure the Japanese players do their best to receive all foreign players flying in for the contest, so the mini-contest was about common English phrases related to yoyoing!
There’s still time to learn some Japanese before Worlds and reciprocate their kind hospitality. I highly recommend you start with the most useful word “SUGOI”, which means amazing, and applies to everything in Japan, from the Japanese players’ mind-blowing tricks, to Tokyo’s futuristic skyline.
Next was a much-anticipated freestyle contest to take a sneak-peek at some of the best players’ routines, but also including a rare demonstration by the World Yo-yo Contest head honcho himself: National Master Hironori Mii!
Check out Hajime Miura’s winning routine, and try not to drool too much at 1:04!
- Hajime Miura
- Shota Saga
- Tomoyuki Kaneko
- Daiki Tanaka
- Mizuki Takimoto
Watch all of the freestyles here!
44FESTA will be on hiatus until after the World Yo-yo Contest, and returns on August 29th. If you’re still in Japan after Worlds, I highly recommend you join Masanobu Iwata and the 44FESTA crew in their next installment!