"Hongo and Shingo replica Quidditch robes are now the fastest-selling pieces of merchandise at the tournament. "
-- 'Place Your Bets With Ludo Bagman', 2 July 2014 (Pm)
- The team mascot is a Hoo-hoo (Pm).
- The 2014 team members (Pm) were:
- After winning the 2014 Quidditch World Cup 3rd place playoff match, the Japanese team gave their opponents from the United States team a Hoo-hoo chick (Pm).
Notes and interesting facts:
- There was no sign at the tournament of the Japanese side ritually burning their brooms after the defeat to the Bulgarian National Team (who went on to win the 2014 Quidditch World Cup), a Japanese Quidditch tradition that is discouraged by the ICWQC (QA8).
- Members of the Japanese Quidditch team say that their skills come from the rigorous training they undergo while attending the Mahoutokoro wizarding school (Pm).
Although Japan are a keen Quidditch-playing nation, there are no Quidditch teams or any other wizarding sports mentioned on its Wikipedia page (Wikipedia: Japan).
From the Web
Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:
Screenshots of the Daily Prophet's coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup: http://imgur.com/a/AXutv