Sunday, July 5, 2009

Yakult Swallows beat the Lions!

We saw the Yakult Swallows beat the Lions at Jingu stadium. As the Japanball site explains, when the Swallows get a run, the fans open tiny umbrellas and sing a song so that the opposing pitcher knows it's time to hit the showers. At one point the game was tied and the Lions fans began a huge cheer and ran back and forth across their section across the stadium from us. Today's New York Times has a travel story on baseball in Japan. 

1 comment:

Knitting Out Loud said...

Love the photos of Japan! Years ago I worked in Art Asia Gallery in Boston and fell in love with Japanese folk art. Thanks for sharing!