Where do some of the best yo-yoers go to practice? Apparently they go to a park just outside of Tokyo. I spent a few hours photographing three young yo-yo experts while they practiced the art of the yo-yo. Former world yo-yo champion Takumi Nagase practices in a park in Kawaguchi using two yo-yos, his specialty.
Nagase shows off the simple inside of his yo-yo. The yo-yoers take care of their tools, oiling them and using different types of string for different situations. Additionally, different styles of yo-yos are used for different types of tricks.
Onishi surprises Nagase when he flings a yo-yo close to Nagase's face as he rests on his skateboard.