Japan: Soft Volley

 

麻績村 Omi Mura Sports Day, Soft Volley Championship, Team: Tennou 麻績村 Nagano. Soft volleyball is more common in Japan than most countries and is played on a smaller court with a softer ball, closer to a kickball, which makes the pace of the game very fast and low impact. The tennou neighborhood team was part of a competitive town league, but it is also popular in Japanese elementary and middle schools.