Sunday, October 08, 2006
Early Autumn Sunday on Tama River
The Tama River (Tamagawa) forms the border between Tokyo-to and Kanagawa-ken. Tokyo is the name of the capital city, as well as the prefecture---equal to a state in the US. "American football" is becoming increasingly popular in Japan, with some high schools and junior highs now having teams. Although the Japanese schools seem to practice baseball all year round, there are other options, "American football" and "football." Regular football (some say real football) is soccer, both here and in Europe. A few teams were practicing today.