World Cup Fever, Japan Group C Match 1

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
[Throwback June] By this time, we already know who is the World Cup winner for 2014…….but since I had the opportunity to be in Japan when the Japanese team was in play. I wanted to join in with the Japanese to experience the World cup fever in supporting for their home team.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Japan’s first match was on a Sunday morning at 10am but which worked out perfectly for all the fans/non fans. Even the news reported that there was barely anyone on the busy streets of Ginza and Shibuya that morning as many people were staking out somewhere to watch the matches. The electronics stores even allowed people to go to their store to watch the match with the latest 4K TV.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
For us, we joined his friends who organised a group of friends to gather at a Shibuya bar to watch the match.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
many came in the blue samurai jersey.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Of course, there would be a hello kitty version.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Our friend even came in the official shoes too!

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Everyone getting ready to cheer the team.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Drinking at 930am in the early morning with the special blue samurai cocktail. Kanpai!

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Atmosphere steaming up.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
lots of cheering when the Japanese team appeared.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Do you know why there is a red stripe on the shoulder for this year’s jersey? This is because when the team gathers in a circle arm in arm before the match started, the red stripe would join together to show a bright red circle to show unity.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
half time entertainment in the bar.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Soccer balls entertainment, these guys were great!

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
unfortunately the Japanese team lost their first match

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
But the soccer fever did not stop after the whole match was done. Everyone dispersed out and most lunch places were crowded. Of course posters where Honda was was also crowded with fans. We also went to take some photos.

World Cup 2014 Japan Group C Match 1
Though Japan lost but it was still a fun experience for me. We were decked out in blue though we din wear the jersey color

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