A colleague recommended the light festival in City of Kobe, which I managed to find time to go on Friday night.
People say "there are many other light festivals just like that...." True.. Ginza, Tokyo has more pretty lighting around this time of the year.
But, the city of Kobe has mountains on the north side and the and ocean on its south end. It is a beautiful port city floating in the dark at night. So... imagine the wave of warm flickering lights in a freezing cold darkness. The combination of silence & warmth really does for me.. :)
Due to a slight change in my job situation, it became extremely difficult to be back in Nara for training after work. So, I had not choice, but to leave Team Nara, which I spend the whole year since I moved here, and joined a team in Kyoto this week so that I can train on weekdays after work.
A big thanx to everyone in the team for sharing a great training together! The leader, Uraha-san won MVP at Kansai Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Also, team is getting more and more new members recently. The team certainly got the momentum. Keep it going! I'll be cheering for all of you! :)
And most importantly, I'd very much like to stay in touch as BJJ buddies. Love you all and see you soon at tourneys! :)