Japan 3 October: Shiki - Okutamacho

Making lots of new friends

友達がたくさん出来ました。

We start the day by being welcomed at Shiki City Hall

スタートは志木市役所

Many staff came out to welcome us

The Mayor receives the Torch Bearer Award on behalf of Shiki City

志木市長にトーチベアラー賞

High fives for lots of energy on the road today!

Visiting Arinko-Hoikuen

武蔵野のありんこ保育園

Even the littlest ones are fascinated to see the Peace Runners arrive

Here is my country on the world globe - Varenya from Bulgaria

The children sing a song for the Peace Runners

The top class perform a traditional fisherman's dance

年長さんのソーラン節

In return, we teach them the actions to the Peace Run Song

Receiving the Torch Bearer Award on behalf of the Kingergarten

It's really interesting to see where all the runners come from!

いろんな国国からランナーが。

Skits to demonstrate peace in everyday life

Passing the torch and making a wish for world peace

The children put their sincere peace wishes into the torch to be carried on to the next school and around Japan

それぞれの願いを込めて。

Everyone got a chance to wear the Torch Bearer medal too

Getting our Peace Passports stamped for each of the six continents

六大陸のピースパスポートにスタンプを。

We're running around the world too!

High fives for lots of running energy~

ハイタッチ!

Let's all become part of the Peace Run team and run together~

We make all kinds of new friends on the road

いろんな友達と。

Our second school visit is Oume Shiritu Daigo Elementary School with over 100 students

二つ目の学校訪問、青梅市立第五小学校の生徒さん100以上と交流

Playing the country guessing game - Victor from New Zealand

国当てゲーム

Feeling peace inside our hearts

心に平和を感じて。

A certificate of appreciation for the school

The kids are so enthusiastic about the Peace Run!

Visiting Oume City Hall

青梅市役所を訪問

The city's two Peace Trees were planted from a seed of the original Peace Trees in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bombing

力強く育つ広島と長崎の被爆二世の苗木。

The city representative runs with the Peace Run

青梅市長代理の方と。

Today's route begins to climb into the Tanzawa mountain pass

今日のルートは丹沢

Heading out of the city and into the misty mountains

都市から深い山中に。

Putting our peace energy into the Torch

平和の願いを込めて。

The mystical scenery of Japan is inspiring to run through as we head higher into the mountain pass

日本の神秘に触れて走ります。

Accommodation at a beautiful traditional onsen in the mountains

山の中の旅館に宿泊。