Japan as we know, is a country of tradition in everything from dress to designer gardening, food to fighting.
Here we can see players assembling for a game of Kemari which dates back to the 7th century and it’s played in Shinto Shrines. Which is a difficult thing to say.
The sport is not competitive; the players try to keep the ball or Mari, airborne for as long as possible by kicking it to one another.
If the game has no winner or loser, there’s no result, so why, one wonders, does it attract such an avid audience?
Maybe it’s because of the speed in which the Mariashi’s operate or perhaps they heard it was to be the Pay Of The Day!