I heard from one of the teachers that the next international kyudo taikai will be held in France. I guess the idea is that the winners of one taikai become the hosts of the next, and have four years to get everything ready. Also it looks like Japan will send a team next time, so watch out world!
I have mixed feelings about having the event outside of Japan. Of course, kyudo is international, and the Japanese kyudoka will enjoy going abroad if they can afford it. But I can’t help thinking that many of the non-Japanese will kind of miss the opportunity to come to Japan. It sounds like the Tokyo taikai was a place to make good contacts with teachers and fellow travellers, and of course, there would have been lots of kyudo shops to explore.
But maybe it’s time?