The rather wordy “Pillow Officially Recognized by the All Japan Pillow Fighting Association” is a pillow specifically designed by Makura Kabushikigaisha (“Pillow Corporation) for pillow fighting. It also happens to be recognized by the All Japan Pillow Fighting Association, thus the name. The 35cm by 50cm pillows weigh around 800 grams and are filled with a latex material that’s been weighted to provide a good wallop while also being elastic enough to not cause any lasting damage.
According to RocketNews24, the second annual All Japan Pillow Fighting Tournament — hosted by the All Japan Pillow Fighting Association which recognizes these pillows — was held last weekend in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. There are a number of images available on the Ito Tourism Association Blog from the event, as well as a video of one of the games.
The “Pillow Officially Recognized by the All Japan Pillow Fighting Association” is currently available on Rakuten for 3,150 yen, which equates to around $32.