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Ukulele Picnic Week: Japan sets world’s record for largest ukulele ensemble


A new world record for the largest ukulele ensemble has been set in Yokohama, Japan, at the Ukulele Picnic Week event.

More than 2,000 strummers gathered in Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city, to trump the previous record set in Sweden.

The group was watched by Guinness World Records officials, AFP news agency said, and played a song called Aloha Mahalo A Hui Ho, written by a Hawaii-born former sumo wrestler.

A new world record for the largest ukulele ensemble has been set in Yokohama, Japan, at the Ukulele Picnic Week event

A new world record for the largest ukulele ensemble has been set in Yokohama, Japan, at the Ukulele Picnic Week event

They set the record during Japan’s Ukulele Picnic Week.

The diminutive guitar-shaped instrument originated from Hawaii, where it is also synonymous with hula dancing.

The previous record was set in August last year by 1,547 uke-wielding Swedes in Helsingborg.

 

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