On Halloween day Josh and I volunteered to join in a walk to the ruins of Heijo Palace with the Japanese community. We met early in the morning and did some group stretching before breaking out into teams. We had to come up with a Halloween themed name, but we were rather stumped on what to go with. Josh jokingly said “The Little Snitches” (based on the name of a hacking tool) but we got a kick out of it because of the association with Harry Potter. I discovered that the locals in our team loved Harry Potter just as much as I did so we went with “Team Hogwarts, AKA The Little Snitches”. Haha!
We ate lunch at the palace grounds, and then enjoyed several international games with the participants. Needless to say, I was pretty exhausted by the end of it all and the big Osaka Halloween Party was in just a few hours!
(Photos by Shinichi Yoshioka Sensei)
I apologize for the weird face I make while laughing! I was laughing A LOT on that day for some reason.