WWC2022

WWC2022 Result

Recorded Accompaniment Category – Adult Division

  • 1st Place – Yuji Kogure 小暮 裕司, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Yuki Takeda 武田 裕煕, Japan
  • 3rd Place – Masashi Ebihara 海老原 雅司, Japan
  • 4th Place – Masato Kawasaki 川崎 雅人, Japan
  • 5th Place – Toru Kusanagi 草薙 透, Japan

Hikifuki Category

  • 1st Place – Takumi Gima 儀間 太久実, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Yuki Takeda 武田 裕煕, Japan
  • 3rd Place – Akane Takahashi 高橋 茜, Japan

Recorded Accompaniment Category – Child Division

  • 1st Place – Teppei Kawamoto 川本 哲平, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Shungo Chiba 千葉 俊冴, Japan
  • 3rd Place – Yuito Ishino 石野 維人, Japan

Recorded Accompaniment Category – Teenage Division

  • 1st Place – Shin, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Joshua Yang, USA
  • 3rd Place – Masakaze Takamatsu 高松 正風, Japan

Recorded Accompaniment Category – Senior Division

  • 1st Place – Yoko Abe 阿部 洋子, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Seiichi Kuraki 倉木 成伊知, Japan
  • 3rd Place – Tadao Kono 河野 忠夫, Japan

Allied Arts Category

  • 1st Place – Takumi Gima 儀間 太久実, Japan
  • 2nd Place – Yuki Takeda 武田 裕煕, Japan
  • 3rd Place – EX-F, Japan

Special Award

  • Sachiko Ando 安藤 幸子 (Hikifuki)

Official goods “Tote bag”

今回はWWCとして初めて「大会公式ノベルティグッズ」を作りました。(制作:Atelier クレマチス

やや薄手で小さくたためる、コットン100%・A4対応の「トートバッグ」です。
しかも手間暇かけた「一点もの」手染め仕上げ!

会場で数量限定で販売しますので、どうぞお楽しみに。

Updated “Event Outline” page

Updated “Event Outline” page.

Exhibition performer of WWC2022 will be Atsushi Tadokoro (WWC 2016 Recorded Accompaniment Category – Adult Male Division 1st Place –) .

Decided to continue its effort to realize the WWC2022

Dear All,

Our committee decided to continue its effort to realize the WWC2022.
However there are 2 issues that may result in the cancellation of the WWC2022.

1) There are strict restrictions for activities and travel within Japan.
2) Visitors from overseas are currently not permitted entry to Japan.

Notes: 2) is different from the normal tourist VISA. It is the Japanese government’s decision for COVID. So, we’re sorry we can’t do anything to help at this time.

Right now, the first issue may be resolved soon but the second issue is still unresolved.
It is difficult to predict, but there are three possible outcomes:

A) Best case: there is a sharp decrease in the COVID numbers in Japan and both issues are resolved.
B) Same as now: travel within Japan is allowed, but overseas visitors are not allowed.
C) Worst case: both issues are still present at the time of the convention.

Our decision is that in regards to holding the WWC2022, we will consider cancellation only in the event of the worst case, meaning case C.

Unfortunately, we can’t help with any travel or accommodation expenses even in the event that you are unable to attend the convention. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for your patience.
Best Regards,

The World Whistlers Convention (WWC)
Producer/Director

Ryosuke Takeuchi (Whistler)

Decision to have or not WWC2022 in several days

Dear All,

In the past few weeks, the COVID numbers in Japan have skyrocketed.
Right now, most of visitors from overseas are not permitted entry to Japan. We are hoping that the numbers will decline suddenly and Japan can be more open to visitors from overseas.

So, our committee is forced to decide whether or not to hold the WWC2022.

Please hold your plans until we make the announcement.

Thank you for your patient.
Best Regards,
—–
The World Whistlers Convention (WWC)
Producer/Director

Ryosuke Takeuchi (Whistler)