Posted on Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:18 PM
A few days of radio silence; it's been a vacation of many new sights and things to do, so these last few days were spent in leisure, with some shopping, shipping and arranging in the mix.
I have some posts ready, I just need to add pictures, which I will take care of once I'm back home.
As said, a vacation once again of many firsts, and tonight was one of the more ultimate firsts; I visited a Hanshin Tigers game!
Here's a small impression of the game:
The gate to the stadium.
My view on the field. The mound is on the far side.
Tiger at bat.
We. Are. Tigers! They used face recognition software to impose tigermasks on people's faces.
Female mascot Lucky.
The crowd goes ballistic.
Sakurai warming up.
Vendor girl selling Chu-hi, an alcoholic beverage. Kind of like Breezer.
Banging the drum is serious business!
Tonight's game was the last one of a series of three against the Yomiuri Giants
Attending one of those games is really something.
A Tigers' home game like tonight is played in the famous Koshien Stadium
, with basically the entire stadium filled with Tigers' fans.
They sing and make as much noise as possible to show their support to their heroes.
I reckon we were two of the very few foreigners attending the game; it's mostly a Japanese-oriented gig.
And they won!
The first game was won, yesterday's game they lost, but tonight started off with a home run and ended in the ninth inning with 1-3 for the Tigers.
Can't think of a better way to put an end to this vacation.
Tomorrow morning we'll be leaving for Kansai International at around 6 AM to get to Tokyo, where our connecting flight will take us back to Schiphol.
It has been great once again.