As of 6:30am this Monday morning, the founding members of YHM have officially started their journeys back to their “home” (and by that I mean non-Japan) countries.
Things just won’t feel the same ’round here. Thanks for showing me the ropes, guys.
I never thought I’d see so many people awake as early as 6am, either. Their favorite waiter from their favorite restaurant, Jumbo Okonomiyaki, even showed up to bid them farewell – and without being asked to do so. He just had an idea of where they lived, and decided to come find them to say goodbye. How nice is that.
And thus begins my summer of random wandering. To kick it off to a big start, I headed down to Osaka yesterday with Naomi to see the largest fireworks display in the world.
The number of fireworks totals 120,000 pieces, which is the largest display in the world. The highlight is “Niagara Fall” (a set piece measuring 50 meters high and one kilometer long), and “Starmine” (great fireworks with sparking fire). When more than 7,000 pieces of fireworks are launched at once, the sky shines like daytime, and people are overwhelmed and at a loss for words.
We sure were.