On the contest, there was a draw between countries, so the winner was solved by 'Rock-Paper-Scissors'...
Audience with chatter.
Next was "Draw Doshin So from your memory", which indeed was the same game that we played back in 2013... I guess back then it was also popular as this time:)
Lots of people getting involved.
I think the party ended way too early.. Or perhaps just in time. What fun we had! Ending by 9pm has the advantage that everyone is bright up and ready at 9am, when the training for the third day begun. Thanks for the US federation for organising this - I think for many kenshis, this was the highlight of the Taikai festivities. It's good to see all kenshis enjoying and talking accross borders, making new friends. I certainly did.
Previous posts in this 2017 Shorinji Kempo World Taikai series include: