May 24, 2018 Live from the road

Tottori - Tsuyama

Reported by Dhavala Stott, Pramiti Niwa 73.0 km

The City Hall in Tottori was our starting point today.


National Japanese TV and other media were there to cover the Peace Run


The Vice Mayor received the torch and gave a touching speech. He said the city shared the motto of the Peace Run that peace has to start within each one of us. He ended with a statement we all agreed with -" I wish that your activities will last forever."


High Five to send us on our way


The kids from Kawahara Dai-ichi Primary School were all lined up outside their school to welcome the team as we ran in.


The students had prepared a spectacular gymnastics routine for us. We were impressed by their discipline, co-ordination and athleticism.


The kids always enjoy guessing our nationalities in the country guessing game.


My country has 50 states...


In my country we eat sushi...


Tashkent is the capital of my country...


In my country we dance like this...


Receiving the certificate of appreciation, we are grateful to and inspired by all the students we met today.


Time to say goodbye


At Chizucho Town Hall the Head of education received the torch.


We were glad that so many staff members joined us for a moment of peace.


Once again our running took us through some gorgeous scenery of mountains covered in every shade of green.


The team are all grateful to Yu-San who did an excellent job repairing some of our torches that needed some maintenance.


Our last meeting of the day was at Miwa Primary School. The kids had made nice welcome signs for our arrival.


Palash enthusiastically leads the actions to the song.


They were excited for our visit and also sang a Japanese song for us.


After a run with the torch we said goodbye to this wonderful school.


Our Japanese co-ordinators have done a superb job of providing maps and navigation for our running route.


These men were out for an afternoon run when they saw us and were happy to help carry the torch for a while.


Torch carried by
Ashirvad Zaiantchick (Brazil), Dhavala Stott (Great Britain), Kagni Leinonen (Finland), Madhuja Doni (Romania), Palash Bosgang (United States), Pramiti Niwa (Japan), Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Shantikara Valuska (Hungary), Sukhada Korshunova (Russia), Ulugbek Berdimurotov (Uzbekistan), Usra Yamada (Japan), Yahva Hoffmann (Japan), Yu Yamada (Japan).  
Ashirvad Zaiantchick, Dhavala Stott, Madhuja Doni, Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov, Shantikara Valuska
The torch has travelled 73.0 km from Tottori to Tsuyama.

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