These are questions which couldn’t go unanswered. As Japan has many proud skillful hand members of society, something needed to be done. A few decades ago, a tournament was decided. A tournament to end all tournaments.
A tournament that would involve skillful hands.
After spending years of arrangement, the competitors gathered for what would go down in Japanese legend.
手先が器用選手権 – The Skillful Hands Championship
But what could possibly define skillful hands as a whole? Think deep. Deeper. Stop. Now type in random letters into Google images (which didn’t exist then, but I’m sure they did some kind of early 1990s version of that). And now we have a tournament.
And so the skillful hands competition would be decided as it was destined to be:
Stacking miniature dice into pyramids with tweezers for 30+ hours straight.
And while I know you want to see all 30 hours of this footage, here is a 9 minute clip of the action highlights.
Is that all? Of course not. Stacking small things into big piles can carry on forever.
For example, apples?
Skillful? Hands? Yes, why thank you.
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.