#847 Meeting an old friend at “Koshien” 〜I watched “Kanao” live at the semi-final 〜
I went to “Koshien” on August 20th.
“Koshien” is a baseball stadium in West Japan, and every year it holds the National High School Baseball Championship. Watching the championship is one of the most popular traditions in summer in Japan.
This year is the 100th anniversary of the championship.
I was at the stadium watching the semi-final game.
And I went with my friend who I have not seen for 25 years!
My friend and her son came to see “Koshien” from Seattle.
Her son is 16 years old and a member of baseball team in high school in Seattle.
When we were watching the baseball game, we talked a lot about what happened in the last 25 years.
We were lucky enough to get some good seats under the roof. If we were not under the roof, I am sure that we would get some horrible sunburn.
My friend said that Japanese boys always run to their positions but American boys don’t run like that. They are more relaxed during the game. I guess it is just the difference in both cultures.
I will remember this day every summer.
We watched the two semi-final games.
“Kanaashi Nogyo”, which is my favorite team, and “Osaka Toin” got to the final. They would play against each other the next day.
My friend’s son’s prediction was that “Osaka Toin” would win. He watched the 2 games very well and could figure out their differences. Actually Osaka Toin defeated Kanaashi, 13-2, in the final.
I had an amazing time with them.
I will not forget this 100th anniversary “Koshien” and I will remember this day every summer.
↑4 of my relatives graduated from “Kanano”
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