We woke to beautiful atmospheric scenes of mist swirling around the mountains.
A short run took us to our first school for the day.
Kuzumo Primary School gave the team a great welcome as we ran in.
Yahva, our Japanese co-ordinator does a great job presenting the Peace Run to the kids.
Pindrop silence, many of the team were struck by how well disciplined and attentive the children were.
Making a giant circle to pass the torch around.
Shantikara has really mastered the Japanese bow.
The children sang a beautiful and moving song for us which was written for a memorial service for Hiroshima. We were very touched by their performance.
The children had tremendous enthusiasm for running with the torch.
The rain was our constant companion today as we ran, actually providing more comfortable running conditions than the heat of yesterday.
Our route for the day.
Yu-San, one of our Japanese team members has been doing a great job of cheerfully driving and navigating us around his country.
Despite the wet weather, we like to offer some gentle encouragement when we see the runner go by!
Palash getting her own encouragement from the workers at the petrol station.
A group of eager children greeted us as we ran into Medaka Kids Club.
Feeling peace in our hearts.
Palash and Dhavala perform some skits to demonstrate peaceful and non peaceful behaviour. Does this look peaceful?
They loved learning the actions to the World Harmony Run song.
Dinnertime saw us treated to a Japanese speciality - Okonomiyaki. You cook your own food on a griddle on the table, it was great fun to cook and delicious to eat!