After we got off the plane in Fukuoka, we went to a nice hotel that looked like a giant boat, close to a beach. Once we were settled in, we went to the beach where I flew a cool kite that I bought in Shanghai. Imagine that, me on a beach in Japan!
The next day, I stayed at the hotel with my Mom because I was not feeling well. I felt a little better later on in the day, so I finally went out. First, me, Tyler, my Mom, my Dad, and our tour guide all had sushi together. We even made out own! It was really good and I ate everything with chopsticks. They had a tank of fish with a squid. I got to see the squid squirt black ink.
That night, we went to a baseball game. When we got there, we saw all kinds of entertainment on the field -- cheerleaders and eight different mascots. Then, they started the game and the crowd cheered like crazy and everybody was banging their plastic bats. The best part was at the 7th inning stretch. Everyone blew up balloons and let them go all at the same time, which looked really cool. The game was lots of fun even though the home team, the SoftBank Hawks, lost 9 to 0.
The next day, we went to a different island in Japan and met a really nice person named Satoshi. He showed us around some small islands. We had a great time with him! My favorite part of being with Satoshi was seeing lots of cool samurai warrior stuff (like this special armor and swords), getting to play on the beach, and doing lots of fishing. He even had one of his friends teach us how to make sushi. Watch the video.
Before we said goodbye to Satoshi, he took us to a place where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb to end World War 2. It's called Nagasaki. We went to a museum there that was very sad, but we liked all of the colorful origami cranes that people left to remind people that this type of event should never happen again.
Bye for now.