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Title: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on March 17, 2018, 07:03:31 PM
This Wednesday (must be spring break) will take place the 5th Japanese National Koma Contest and Meeting, again at the Kobe Municipal Rokkomichi Children's Hall. These started in 2013, so I guess one year was skipped (unless they don't count the first one (http://www.ta0.com/forum/index.php/topic,3548.msg36318.html#msg36318) in Nagoya. I'll have to check that).

Here is the announcement on the Hall's website (in Japanese): link (http://npo-space.com/01/cat3/).

(http://image.ibb.co/mXg8kH/image.png)

You can see the list of tricks for the ladder, with drawings and videos on the spingear site: http://spingear.jp/koma/2016/09/25/list/

Here is Taka getting certified for the 5 tricks of the "9th Dan".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfItvIf91uw
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on March 17, 2018, 07:09:20 PM
It seems that last Saturday they had the beigoma contest in the same place:

(http://image.ibb.co/bC82ec/image.png)
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: Kirk on March 19, 2018, 01:04:17 AM
Double Dragon? Was he holding 2 regular koma in one hand? Pretty cool.
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on March 19, 2018, 09:28:29 AM
Double Dragon? Was he holding 2 regular koma in one hand? Pretty cool.

Yes, that's a cool trick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU2M_guzZD8
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: Attila on March 19, 2018, 03:07:09 PM
This event looks cooool, I have to go to Japan at least once in my life and meet some of the best koma players. I want the ability to teleport so much  ;D

The Double Dragon looks awesome reminds me of Trompos' twin tops. I will have a go at it and post a video if I manage to do it :D
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on March 19, 2018, 07:27:45 PM
Pretty impressive. I can't even get to the 1st Dan.
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on March 23, 2018, 12:05:40 AM
I'm guessing these are the winners (plus uncle koma):

(http://image.ibb.co/mJdKjc/image.png)

From the trophies, Tsutomu Takeda won again the main competition, Yukino Watanabe won the women division and the boy in red the kids contest.

Tsutomu is wearing the Spintastics Superman T-shirt!  :)
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on March 23, 2018, 12:25:45 AM
Taka's facebook page seems to say that there were 160 participants. Here are some more:

(http://image.ibb.co/cKupHx/image.png)

Rupan (Shogo Ichikawa), Miki and Taka are there.
On the awards photo are Ryoichi Katsukawa and Hiroko.
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on March 23, 2018, 12:26:19 AM
Great Koma + Kendama!:

https://www.facebook.com/rokkoumichijidoukan/videos/1669805259777888/
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on March 23, 2018, 12:27:16 AM
Some very nice tricks:

https://www.facebook.com/rokkoumichijidoukan/videos/1669549833136764/
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: jim in paris on March 23, 2018, 05:10:46 AM
what a group of players !!

for sure in Japan there 's no "lost art of spinning tops "  !!

jim
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on March 28, 2018, 12:19:12 AM
Miki still got it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP6f1K6ne8o

So smooth!  8)
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: paxl13 on March 28, 2018, 08:28:26 AM
This is insane... Is it possible to regen with a standard coma... I need to try it :)
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: studio42 on March 31, 2018, 04:47:16 PM
This is insane... Is it possible to regen with a standard coma... I need to try it :)

I would think so, at least with the newer ones Spingear is making. The tip can hang onto the string due to the "bump" there, so it would be a bit easier.  From what I've seen, with the older traditional ones, they appear straight at the tip. I would suppose regens could be possible, but it would probably require the top be positioned "just right" so that it doesn't slip off the string. I have noticed with many of the Japanese players on the stage, when they are using Komas, it's like "one or two tricks and then discard and move to another top. It just seems with the Japanese tops plays, they bring more tops with them on stage and I notice more discards.
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: Ketzaltlipoka on April 18, 2018, 04:01:18 PM
Domo Arigato by sharing this!
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: Taka on April 20, 2018, 09:44:19 PM
This is insane... Is it possible to regen with a standard coma... I need to try it :)



Here you can see regen with normal Japanese top.

He travel all over the world with Koma,so never seen him in Japan. ;D
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: the Earl of Whirl on April 21, 2018, 12:13:35 AM
So fun to watch!!!
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: CUPER on April 21, 2018, 11:33:42 AM
Gran estilo....woo
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: Taka on May 01, 2018, 06:49:24 AM
Here is the video link for this contest: https://wp.me/p9QnTL-1X

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BELqKoSzfxg
Title: Re: 5th Japanese national contest
Post by: ta0 on May 01, 2018, 02:18:59 PM
Wow! Great video!  Thanks for all the work editing and posting that! 8)
Those kids are very skilled! The future of koma is assured!  :)  8)

Your behind the back whip (9:25), Taka, is impressive!
And Kanta Tani's freestyle just after that was amazing!  :o

At the end it says: See you in Tokyo 2019. So I guess the 6th Japanese Nationals will be in Tokyo instead of Kobe. "See you in Tokyo" sounds very tempting . . .