In theory, my husband had today and yesterday off because the high school Culture Festival took up most of the weekend. But since this is Japan, and he is a Japanese baseball coach, he decided not to spend this time relaxing with his family, but instead to hold gasshuku – baseball camp. He told me that batting practice would be held from 8pm till midnight. Umm, sounds like fun. Even better, it started raining at about 8:30PM. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are hitting balls in the rain.
Kaori Shoji writes about afterschool clubs and gasshuku in today’s Japan Times.