Unlike the Pillow Fight League (PFL) in the United States which came and went from 2006 to 2011, Japan’s pillow fighting isn't a one-on-one affair. Rather, it’s teams of competitors. Further, instead of grand, WWE-esque entrances for each combatant like in the PFL, each pillow fighting round starts with each team on opposite sides of the play field. Here, they lay down on their comforters with thick blankets over them and their head rested on a sleeping pillow.
Then comes a referee's whistle, awakening teams to rise and start dashing towards the border between their side and their opponent's to grab a pillow and to start throwing them at their opponents. It’s a lot like dodgeball at this point, except there’s a defensive component to it where some teammates create shields for their companions by holding out their blankets. Now no more reading, let’s watch it: