Kendama Connects the World

Where We Call Home

27m 00s
Broadcast on September 12, 2022 Available until September 12, 2023

On this episode, we meet US-born Shelby Brown in the city of Nagai in Yamagata Prefecture. Shelby is passionate about kendama, a traditional Japanese toy with which one can do many spectacular tricks, and that's now popular worldwide. Shelby hopes to help enliven his beloved town of adoption through kendama. We follow him as he's about to take part in the Kendama World Cup. We also take a look at the beautiful flower arrangement work of Canadian Daniel Patterson, an ikebana artist in Yokohama.

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