Another Sports Festival…

Back in September my Wednesday and junior high school had their combined sports festival.  It has been one of the events I have been going every year since I came here.  I always have a lot of good memories from them and this year wasn’t any different.

First of all I saw a few people I haven’t seen in awhile.  I ran into my former vice principal as I took the bus and we caught up on how our lives were doing.  I really miss him, he was such a crazy, friendly guy that always bumped up work parties to 200%.  My new VP is nice and friendly but it isn’t the same so it was nice to see him again.

When I got to the school grounds I ran into Kaho, a girl I taught way back in the day.  She’s doing fine as usual and I always enjoyed talking to her.  She likes my junior high’s VP so they chatted quite a bit.  I took a cute picture of the two:


She hung around him for awhile.


I also saw some other former students like Ootsuka and former elementary students.  It was nice to chat with them and see what has changed.  I even saw Sleepy and another student I taught when I first arrived in Japan.  They’re now 3rd years in high school and will be graduating in March.  It’s crazy to see that they’re almost full fledged adults!  I could barely recognize them.

The sports festival itself was fun to watch.  My third years always waved at me whenever they saw me.  I love those kids just as much as my third years from last year.  Here are some pictures of the whole event:


The third years, always happy to see me 😀





It’s always fun to see the junior high/elementary student interact with each other.



Kyo and Tai representing the baseball team.


The new volleyball club members! Luckily they got a bunch of them when the new first years rolled in.


Nana-chan and I, along with her friends.




Third years leading the volleyball club.



The swimming club. Junya of course decided to go shirtless. Fun fact: he’s so good he’s in two clubs (hence the baseball cap).






The third year’s rally competition.



It’s their last sports festival 😦





White team takes it this year!


Whether I will see another one of these is still up in the air.  However, if it was my last one, I’ll be happy with it.


One response to “Another Sports Festival…

  1. Pingback: One Last Sports Festival | The Space Between Two Worlds

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