In Tokyo a dedicated team of students are set to stage their own version of cheese rolling on May 11 in tribute to the county festival which has a big following in Japan.
The Japanese festival will take place on a hill in Fuchu, Tokyo and will be staged by students at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT).
The students staged their first event last year making a "cheese" from cardboard and stuffing it full of real cheese before chasing it down a hill.
Satoshi Tonooka, a Mechanical System Engineering student, said he wanted to show the true spirit of Samurai to the people of Britain.
In October 2010 the students, who are all members of a bicycle touring club in Japan held their own very special form of Cheese Rolling Festival in tribute to the Cheese Rolling at Cooper's hill:
Satoshi Tonooka says:
are bicycle club and our main activity is touring all over Japan.
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