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... Hey guys! It's three! You guys! We can take our sheets out! It's time for the sheets! Woohoo!"
As for the fireworks themselves, they were lovely. There were some new shapes this year (watermelon, anyone?), strong displays of colour, and a lot of rainbow motifs, of which I strongly approved. And compared to the other years I attended this show, the crowd funnelling back to the station was much more efficient, as ...
... uchi matches are scheduled, the colorful ‘doyo-iri’ or ‘entering the ring’ ceremony took place and as soon as we took our seats for the 2.45pm matches, the colorful doyo-iri had started.
The days opponents were arranged into two teams randomly.
Down one aisle in reverse order of their rank came one team of ‘maku-uchi’ Rikishi wearing ‘Kesho-mawashi’ (ceremonial aprons). ...
... at the summit two hours early. Picked a good spot for watching the sunrise and used heat packs (lifesavers!!) to combat the cold. Sunrise was beautiful. Oddly, the widely acknowledge summit is not the real tallest part of the mountain. It was a further 30 mins from the pseudo summit to the real peak. We waited in line for 30mins to get our photo at the top. Saw 'fujikage' the shadow of Mt Fuji which was stunning. Still suffering from ...
... and then began walking up and down the streets, popping into stores that caught our interest. We visited a couple of stores specializing in anime merchandise. In addition to toys and other souvenirs, the stores also stocked costumes so that fans could dress up as their favorite characters (a hobby called "cosplay").
Looking for a place to escape the rain for little while, we headed into a maid cafe for ice cream parfaits. Maid ...
... our own imaginations too much (when say us I mean me... when I say our I mean mine!).
All the tiny bars we came across literally contained four bar stools and a DJ booth! We bumped into a gayman who was stood outside of the only actual club we could find. Apparently this club was "full of guys having a lot of fun". Now I have no issues with the gay community; I believe we are all God's children (can you see the irony in that comment??) and all have the right to ...