A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Anyone plays “Petanque” in Tsukuba?

Do you play petanque?

Well, to be honest, I had no idea what “petanque” was until I read about an upcoming international competition in Suwa City, Nagano this weekend!:
11th Petanque Junior World Championship in Suwa (French/Japanese)

If you are interested in forming a team and compete in petanque and other boule games, all you need to do is get 5 or more people together and apply for JPBU license. The details are on JPBU’s “JPBU License” page.

日本ペタンク・ブール連合 – JPBU
Japan Petanque Boules Union (Japanese/English/French)
F.I.P.J.P. – Fédération Internationale de Pétanque et Jeu Provençal (French/English)

Petanque Clubs in Japan (for the complete list, please visit JPBU site)
Tokyo Area
Himalaya Sugi no shita Petanque Club (English)
Aoyama Petanque (English)
Federation Nagano de Petanque (Japanese)

I would love to hear from someone who actually plays this sport!