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Bravo Juggling presents: Stick Heroes / 2011. 10.

The Japanese Itaken plays two devilsticks with confidence. For his tricks of 3 devilsticks he uses the head or a leg too for juggling.

Name: Itaken
Age: 25
Nationality: Japanese
Place of living: Niigata Prefecture
Job: office worker

Number of devilsticks you have:
10 (It would be 30 if the broken stick were included.)

Why did you choose this juggling tool?
I found it very attractive when it was rotating.

Where did you learn playing with devilsticks?
I learned the basics from a book, and I applied and practiced it by self-education and watching youtube.

Which trick did you find the most difficult to learn?
Keeping up horizontal rotation was difficult.

What are your favorite tricks?
Crossarm behind the back propeller.

What are the most difficult tricks you can do?
2 devilsticks 7531

Do you play with firestick as well?
I haven't used any.

How and where do you practice?
I practice in a garage of a house or in a gymnasium for 3 hours every day.

Do you teach juggling?
I only teach when I meet a friend on an event.

Have you ever taken part in a juggling competition or convetion? Did you like it?
I don't participate in conventions since I find more pleasant juggling leisurely.

What are your strong/weak points?
I can play 2 devilsticks various ways but I seldom work on one stick tricks.

Are devilsticks popular in Japan?
Yes, they are popular.

We have seen many Japanese videos of people who make juggling performances on the street or in a shopping center, is this typical?
Many professional performers work at shopping malls. The students practice in the universities.

What is your goal related with devilsticks? What is a challenge for you?
It is the time of looking for a full-time job of devilsticking.