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Yukigassen: Road to Glory is a hyper reality documentary following ten young Canadians competing in Japan at the World Championships of Yukigassen (aka Professional Snowball Fighting). On January 31st, Team Canada broke the Guinness World Record for the Largest Snowball Fight in the World, and now the team is on their way to the 28th Annual Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen World Championships.

The tournament is held at the base of a smouldering volcanoe in Northern Japan. Their goal is to immerse themselves in Japanese culture in hopes of learning the secret art of snowball fighting that has allowed Japan to dominate the sport of Yukigassen for nearly 30 years. Through a combination of social media, digital shorts, and media appearances, Team Canada has created an International Buzz that is taking the world by storm. The entire project will be covered through a hyper immersive social media experience with the final goal of creating a full length documentary of the entire adventure.

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What is Yukigassen


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What is Yukigassen


WHAT IS YUKIGASSEN?

Japanese for “snow battle”, Yukigassen is a fast-paced competitive sport that could not be more “truly Canadian in nature”. This dynamic sport is played on a snow court where teams of seven battle with 90 snowballs per period in an attempt to eliminate the opposing team or capture their flag. Conceived in Japan in 1988, the first tournament was held in 1989 and attracted 70 teams and 7,000 spectators. Last year’s event drew 172 teams from around the world and attracted more than 25,000 spectators.

After more than 20 years in Japan, this energetic sport is now blowing up across Canada! Yukigassen Canada holds exclusive rights to the sport, and is recognized by the Japan Yukigassen Federation (official governing body). 

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It brings me great honour to know that these young gentlemen have won the first prestigious title of National Champions. Yukigassen Canada looks forward to being in Sobetsu, Japan with our National Team this February to not only compete, but also to engage in workshops asa member of the International Yukigassen Federation in developing the framework for our Olympic debut in the future.
Gord Ferguson, President of Yukigassen Canada

Gord Ferguson, President of Yukigassen Canada

Competing on the international stage takes hard work and dedication. I am proud to support Team Canada as they represent our nation in Japan, at the world championships of Yukigassen.
Mike Babcock, Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Babcock,
Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs


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