Office Chair Racing in Japan

Posted by RachelMetz 05/07/2019 0 Comment(s)

Office Chair Racing in Japan


You’ve probably never see this before! Japan’s Office Chair race grabbed attention on Sunday 9th June with three-player teams taking part in the Isu-1 Grand Prix. The race took place in Hanyu, a city situated roughly 45 miles north of Tokyo. This was just one out of 10 race events scheduled across the country this year. Racers had to complete as many laps on a 200 meter (650ft) course over two hours. The event was founded 10 years ago, with the first competition reportedly started in Kyoto in 2009. 


55 Teams showed us how it was done earlier this month, with photos showing men kitted out with gloves, helmets, knee and elbow pads, sneakers and of course - Office Chairs. Racers picked up the pace on simple sitting furniture, mostly moving backwards,  so they could beat to the finish line. This unique endurance race has brought a sense of humour to ordinary office furniture, with hundreds choosing to sign up each year. The next “Isu” grand prix is thought to take place in the Iwate prefecture in July. It attracted thousands of people who gathered along the racecourse to watch the riders compete.

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