We had a great start to the day when we had a spontaneous opportunity to meet the friendly and kind-hearted Mayor of Kyoto, Mr. Daisaku Kadokawa.
The Mayor officially opened the Everybody's Sports Festival with a great speech.
We are very grateful to the Mayor's office for their tremendous support of the Kyoto Peace Run. Mr. Kadokawa loves his city and has served as Mayor for many years. The beauty and friendly atmosphere of Kyoto is a true reflection of the Mayor and his leadership efforts.
The Sports Festival we were part of provides the people of Kyoto the opportunity to experience, in a tangible way, a variety of sports and outdoor activities.
This Slackliner demonstrated some phenomenal acrobatic skills.
Our team met some members that were demonstrating traditional samurai sword skills. They were actors from the major movie production company Toei, whose historical drama shooting studio is situated nearby.
These kids enjoyed holding the torch and looking at all the photos from the countries that we have visited.
We set up a short running course using world flags so that the kids had the chance to run around the world.
Mr. Ikemoto from Kyoto Sanga F.C., who arranged the Peace Run team to come to their home game the other day, was on duty in the football team's booth today. He came by our booth to say hello.
This game to match Australian animals with their names was very popular.
In the evening we had a special event: A talk by one of the team members, Abhejali from Czech Republic. This past march, she became the 10th person in the world to have completed swimming all the 7 most difficult channels of the world known as Oceans Seven. Today's public talk was about her self-transcendence through swimming the channels, and her self-management techniques.
Impact HUB Kyoto's spacious and comfortable lounge was the venue of Abhejali's talk, thanks to the kind arrangement by Mr. Masato Asada (aka Macy) of Impact HUB Kyoto and Ms. Yuki Hidaka of Kyoto City.