Japan Juggling Festival(JJF) is the largest convention in Japan which is sponsored by Japan Juggling Association.This festival is annual. Every year we gather in a place and we have fun of juggling together whatever you are a professional or amateur or beginner or even you can just watch the festival. The first JJF was held in Fuchu, Tokyo, and this year we will have the 13th JJF in Tokyo. The main purpose of this festival is followings.
Introducing the fun of juggling broadly
We still don't have much chance to touch on juggling in Japan, and we don't have much way to learn how to juggle. In JJF we have many workshops for beginners and stage shows by world level performers to give a chance to see real fresh juggling. Introducing the fun of juggling to people as many as possible is one of the biggest purpose of the festival.
Having a time to gather and communicate among jugglers all over Japan (even all over the world, too)
The number of jugglers or juggling clubs in Japan is increasing year by year. One of attractive point of JJF is that we can practice together and exchange information or their skills each other. We also have workshops for advanced level jugglers, games, and free performance stage in which you can show your skill,art or idea which you've got by your hard work.
Improving the level of juggling in Japan
In JJF we have a championship competition. Performers have to show their performance in a certain time and they compete their skill, art, and originality. To bring up the level of juggling performer in Japan through these competitions is also one of the aim of this festival.