Call to play: Japan Tricks Showcase

Dear Japan-based Hoopers,

With thoughts of relief and recovery in our minds, Tokyo hoopers have raised money for the Red Cross and collected food to help Peace Boat provide hot meals in Ishinomaki. Now join the Japan hooping community to create a video to raise money for local charities. Let’s show off our talents and reach out to hoopers around the world with a unique and fun fundraiser.

Japan Tricks Showcase

The Japan Tricks Showcase will be a tutorial video featuring Japan-based hoopers and their original hoop tricks. The video will show each trick at regular speed and then in slo-mo with the trick name and your name and city on screen. We’ll put it online and ask hoopers around the world to watch it and donate to charities in Japan.

You can invent your own original trick! Any sort of hoop trick is great – simple, silly, complicated, poses, circus, burlesque – anything goes. Every hooper in Japan is invited to participate, and you can do your trick solo or with a partner or group. The only “must” is that your trick’s name is inspired by Japan: sakura, kawaii, neko-chan, sushi. etc.

Filming Dates and Locations

* April 6, Wednesday: Ueno Park 12:00 – 14:00
* April 10, Sunday: Yoyogi Park 10:00 – 12:00
* April 16, Saturday: Utsunomiya 11:00 – 13:00
* April 17, Sunday: Ginza 14:00 – 17:00
* April 18, Monday: Hibiya Park, 11:00 – 14:00
* April 23, Saturday: Inokashira Park, 11:00 – 14:00
* April 24, Sunday: Yoyogi Park 10:00 – 12:30 before 4th Sunday Spin
* and at Guru-guru Camp, April 28 – May 5 on Niijima

Filming will take 15-30 minutes per trick. Bring your hoop and wear your favorite clothes or costume. If you cannot make it to one of the scheduled shoots, please make an appointment with me for a special session. Or submit your own HD footage directly (ask for specs) for editing.

To participate, please e-mail the info below and I’ll get back to you with a confirmation and further details.

Your name:
Trick name:
Preferred shoot date/time

Start thinking of a trick and I’ll see you in front of the camera soon!


P.S. Not sure you can invent a new trick? Pick a name and be inspired by it. Play, be silly. Mine’s called the Obi and it goes around the waist. 🙂




* 4月6日(水): 上野公園 12:00 – 14:00
* 4月10日(日): 代々木公園 10:00 – 12:00
* 4月16日(土): location TBD
* 4月17日(日): 銀座 14:00 – 17:00
* 4月18日(月): 日比谷公園, 11:00 – 14:00
* 4月23日(土): 井の頭公園, 11:00 – 14:00
* 4月24日(日): 代々木公園 10:00 – 12:30 第4日曜日スピン前
* そして 4月28日−5月5日: 新島@ぐるぐるチャンプ







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