48 club teams from all over Japan, over 700 kids, participated in the 2016 tournament
Participation: Open application during the month of December, and draw (in Jan).
Out of 48, 8 teams are seeded (top 8 teams of 2015 edition). 40 are chosen by the draw (out of over 200 applications).
2016 winning team: Ventforet Kofu U12