Friday, May 14, 2010
Focus on this play, this moment!!
I have hands down never enjoyed myself more at a baseball game in my life. Japanese people, for all their reservedness (is that a word?) just go batshit (ha! pun!) crazy and let themselves go totally. The best way that I heard it described to me was that it's like a high school football game. Actually, it made me feel young again. All the people chanting (constantly, actually), with drums and trumpets and huge flags. You get caught up in it so easily; I found myself clapping along soon enough.
Today we're going to Hikone Castle, because it was too rainy for us to go on Tuesday. We're then going to have dinner in Nagahama and perhaps go to a Sento (traditional bathhouse!). Then this weekend, I'm planning for Kyoto again (there's going to be a procession with traditional dress! plus I need to see a geisha), and Tokyo on sunday. I'm so geeked. I love this country.