So I found something new today in my exploration of not only anime but Japan. I knew that Japan had a loving relationship with hip-hop but I didn’t know that they had Double Dutch competitions. You may be thinking, “Why the interest?”. I like Double Dutch, always have but didn’t realize that it had spread outside of the United States. Double Dutch takes great athleticism, precision, and skill. I can only imagine how many times people have gotten tangled in the ropes or fallen on their faces with all the flips they do with ropes turning. In December 2011, a Japanese team, “Black Pierrot” won a Double Dutch competition that took place at the Apollo Theater in New York City. From what I have seen of the Japanese Double Dutch competitors, they have taken it to another level. You can’t help but love Japan.