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Event Recap

Japan Balloon Artists Network Event Recap


It is perhaps the longest-running balloon convention in the world. In August 2018, JBAN had its 22nd consecutive convention! Held in Tokyo, over 200 delegates attended classes and more than 350 attended the final event.

Other convention highlights included eight competitions and an exceptional balloon dress and costume runway show.

Competition winners are listed below the event photos

Large Competition

  • 1st Place – Kanako Takahashi, CBA
  • 2nd Place – Megumi Jitou, CBA

Photo Spot

  • 1st Place – Kouichirou Kai
  • 2nd Place – Hui Shan Shan

Helium Bouquet

  • 1st Place – Kanako Takahashi, CBA 
  • 2nd Place – Miyuki Matsuyama

Wedding Welcome Space

  • 1st Place – Miki Okano
  • 2nd Place – Miyuki Matsuyama

Fashion Dress

  • 1st Place – Kaoru Sakogawa, CBA
  • 2nd Place – Kanako Takahashi

Fashion Costume

  • 1st Place – Yuiko Watanabe
  • 2nd Place – Shiho Noji, CBA

Live Arrangement

  • 1st Place – Junko Oonagi
  • 2nd Place – Rina Kishi, CBA

Live Twisters

  • 1st Place – Takehiro Kai
  • Joint 2nd Place – Leung Chi Fung & Noah Makioka