9月 24, 2018 Live from the road

Kyoto 京都 - Kyoto

Reported by Harashita Sunaoshi, Homagni Baptista

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.


Japanese people love posing for photos and holding the Peace Run torch was a unique experience.

We set up a series of games for the children to play so that they can learn about the world around them.


Akanda from Mongolia and Homagni from Portugal took a short break from the Festival to grab a bite at a local restaurant.


Otis from the United States and his cute Japanese puzzle partner experienced a triumphant moment of victory when they successfully completed the map game.


This is a finger paint canvas for a peace-flame from Czech Republic. So many children took part and together created this beautiful peace-flame.


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.

会場はImpact HUB Kyotoのゆったりと自由な空間。同浅田さん(まーしーさん)と京都市市民協働推進コーディネーターの日髙由紀さんのおかげで実現しました。

It was a very inspiring and energizing evening for all of us present!


Torch carried by
Abhejali Bernardová (Czech Republic), Akanda Norov (Mongolia), Harashita Sunaoshi (Japan), Kanyaka Arini (Indonesia), Midori Shimizu (Japan), Otis Davis (United States), Pushpendra Uppal (Australia), Salil Wilson (Australia), Stacey Marsh (New Zealand), Urdhacheta Yap (Singapore), Usra Yamada (Japan), Yu Yamada (Japan).  
Urdhacheta Yap

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