Project 365+1 :: Day 18 :: “Bull Fight!”

I got super lucky for this picture!  I was on my way to pick up my husband from Typhoon Motors (one of our on base car repair places) when I saw a bull, as I usually do on this road.  However, today it was LOOKING at the road.  FINALLY.  I stopped, got out, and started taking pictures.  Well, this older gentleman and child stopped and got out too.  The man tells me, “there will be a bull fight in 20minutes, at 2.  A practice fight.”  COOL.  I drove off to tell my husband, and then I came right back.  They were bringing in another bull, and he was HUGE!  The man tells me, “that bull is mine.”  NO WAY.  Anyhoo, he tells me he is about 800kg (converted to approx. 1764 lbs!) and should get to about 1000kg.

The fight was so awesome to watch.  They were pretty excited to get in it!  🙂  Here’s my favorite shot from the fight.

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Project 365+1 :: Day 9 :: “The Bull”

Well, I am so excited for today’s post.  I’d probably be way more excited if I would’ve, could’ve gotten closer to the big guy.  However, being that he is not my bull, tied to a rope, and unattended, there was no way I was getting closer to him.  I did not want to make him or his owners mad.  My goal before I leave Okinawa is to get a picture of his handler walking him down the “post office” road.  By the way, we name roads here after their location or landmarks.  It’s pretty difficult knowing street names if 1. your host nation citizens do not know of any street names, 2. everything is in Japanese.  Anyhoo, here’s a photo of one of the bulls that live near the post office.  He’s got quite a nice nose ring if you ask me 🙂