Japan 23 May: Yonago - Tottori

Rainy day, high spirits

天気は雨、士気は晴れ

We woke to beautiful atmospheric scenes of mist swirling around the mountains.

山に渦巻く霧に心を清められながら出発

A short run took us to our first school for the day.

交流する学校まで走ります

Kuzumo Primary School gave the team a great welcome as we ran in.

車尾小学校5−6年生がピースラン を迎えてくれました

Yahva, our Japanese co-ordinator does a great job presenting the Peace Run to the kids.

ピースランの 紹介

Pindrop silence, many of the team were struck by how well disciplined and attentive the children were.

みんな注意深く話を聞いてくれました
その様子にランナー達は感動

Making a giant circle to pass the torch around.

みんなで輪になってトーチを手渡していきます

Shantikara has really mastered the Japanese bow.

日本式のお辞儀をマスター

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.

広島の追悼の歌を合唱してくれました
それはとても心に響くものでした

The children had tremendous enthusiasm for running with the torch.

楽しいプログラムが続きます

The rain was our constant companion today as we ran, actually providing more comfortable running conditions than the heat of yesterday.

今日は雨  
でもランナーにとっては恵みの雨

Our route for the day.

今日のルート

Yu-San, one of our Japanese team members has been doing a great job of cheerfully driving and navigating us around his country.

運転とナビ担当

Despite the wet weather, we like to offer some gentle encouragement when we see the runner go by!

雨の中でも全力で応援

Palash getting her own encouragement from the workers at the petrol station.

スタンドの方達からも応援

A group of eager children greeted us as we ran into Medaka Kids Club.

めだか学童クラブで

Feeling peace in our hearts.

心で平和を感じて

Palash and Dhavala perform some skits to demonstrate peaceful and non peaceful behaviour. Does this look peaceful?

ランナー達のスキット(寸劇)
「これは平和かな?」

They loved learning the actions to the World Harmony Run song.

ピースランの歌の振り付けを覚える子供たち

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!

夕飯はお好み焼き