Date & Time: Wednesday, September 25, 9:10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Spots: Kamakura and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 Area
Visitors: 14 Argentine sportsmen
Attendants: 3 KSGG members
The Argentine men visited Kamakura and Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 area in a single day. Though the schedule was rather tight for them, they were excited and fully satisfied with the tour. They visited Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, Hasedera Temple and Kotoku-in Temple (Great Buddha) in Kamakura and then went to Yokohama Minato Mirai 21 area. At Hasedera Temple, after the KSGG staff explained Yaku-doshi or unlucky ages, some of them whose birthdate fall on the most unlucky year (42 years old) prayed earnestly. During lunch time they enjoyed Kyoto-style grilled pork called Saikyo-yaki or Kamakura ham cutlet lunch set. They also ordered Imo shochu (spirit distilled from sweet potatoes) and drank it with great curiosity because the shochu is different from Nihon-syu (Japanese typical alcoholic drink made from rice). In Yokohama, on the way to Landmark Tower, there was a large balloon depicting a rugby player near the escalator in front of JR Sakuragicho Station. They came to Japan to watch the World Cup 2019 rugby games and cheer on the two rugby players who belong to the same sports club in their country. All of them were jubilant at the athlete-shaped balloon and shouted “The color of the shirt is definitely Argentine!”. When they took a group photo, they sang the theme song of their sports club loudly. The passersby in the area were delighted to listen to the noisy song.