Doug helped with the carrying (or haphhazard hurling, rather) of small wooden structures towards the shrine
I also stumbled upon Brett's kyudo practice during Doug's karate tournament. So I tried out kyudo and liked it. After both we checked out some waterfalls.
Brett demonstrating his superior kyudo skills
Matthew and Doug pose like junior high school boys
Bears are dangerous and so is garbage!
Last Friday was the annual regional English speech competition that my students had been practicing for quite hard, with me as their coach! (Another traditional Japanese sport - speech giving!) They both did extremely well. One of them, who recited a tragic Hiroshima story, won a second place prize!
Kenta (looking less than thrilled with his "good" certificate), Masaki with his prize, me and one of my fellow English teachers