In front of Watari Branch of Fukushima City Office: 18 November, 2012

Koji Nagahata

In front of Watari Branch of Fukushima City Office
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Fukushima Ekiden (relay road race) was held as usual year. The Watari branch is located 1 km before the goal.
Maybe because of the bad weather, the number of people who came to watch this race was so less than that of last year. There was no one watching the race at the opposite side of the road.
Similar to last year, a few faster teams ran quite fast. The top team finished the race before a large following group came to in front of the Watari branch. The sounds of firecrackers informed the top team just finished the race.
Last year, many people cheered the runners from the evacuation area of Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants. But this year, I could not find such tendency. Around me, many people cheered runners from Aidzu district (least contaminated area in Fukushima): I don't know it occured accidentally or not.
The sound in this page was cut the period when no runner was running and only vehicles passed through.

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