It's the first weekend of September, and preparations for fall are in place. Although people have become tired of the sweat and stickiness which drags on with the heat, there is an urge to make the most of the remaining weekends of summer.
Friday night was a little bizarro. In short, it was a sober combination of astrology babble and dealing with my new housemate throwing up all over the floor of the quiet Shimokita bar "Trouble Peach"*...where I can no longer ever go back.
For a bit of peace and chill on a saturday I went with Takuji to the beach at Enoshima.
I knew why I was keen to go to the beach.. for the same reason I always am. Simply put, I love beaches and all of the relaxing that comes along with it.
When he called early morning to confirm the plan, Takuji seemed pretty keen too. I figured he shared my love for sand, sea glass and swimming in the ocean. I later found out this was not the case at all.
Why is Enoshima such a popular destination in Japan right now? Nothing to do with the natural beauty I assure you. Because it's a Pokemon Go! hot spot.
2 hours on the beach. 2 hours running around Enoshima island catching Pokemon. There were actual speaker announcements asking people to be careful whilst moving and playing Pokemon Go.