Sunbears

Oct 1, 2020

6 min read

Sports From a Different Perspective

OVERVIEW

In line with Sunbears’ objective of bringing people together through sports and technology, today we will present an increasingly popular trend in Japan, which particularly accelerated in the context of the global pandemic and its constraints.

A BROADER ATHLETE COMMUNITY

With this occasion, we encourage challenging our mindset of who can and cannot participate in sports. By learning from each other despite our ages or physical abilities, we can all grow stronger, not just physically, but as members of society.

KOTATSU HOCKEY

An innovation to the game of hockey, requiring AR technology, few everyday items, and a kotatsu // 炬燵 (i.e., traditional Japanese low, wooden table covered by a heavy blanket, with an underneath heat source — often used during winters).

TON TON VOICE SUMO

This new approach to sumo (i.e., traditional Japanese sport) involves players speaking “tontontonton…” out loud into their microphone — which captures their voice vibrations, and then influences the movements of the paper sumo wrestlers on the ring. This game can be both a one-on-one, and team vs team confrontation.

EYE BLOW LIFTING

This game requires lifting your eyebrows as many times as you can in 30 seconds — the winner being the one with the highest count — which is recorded by means of AR technology. This implies a distinct view on sports, as it focuses on working facial muscles, opposed to the usual body muscles.

REFERENCE LIST

Activity Alliance (2020) Facts and statistics [online] available from http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/how-we-help/fact-and-statistics

Driven by our passion for sports, we have made it our goal to contribute to the development of the sports world. // 私たちはスポーツへの情熱を胸に、スポーツ界の発展に貢献することを目標としています。

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Driven by our passion for sports, we have made it our goal to contribute to the development of the sports world. // 私たちはスポーツへの情熱を胸に、スポーツ界の発展に貢献することを目標としています。