Nice experience to go to Rugby World Cup matches in Japan

My 1st match placed me in the Japanese section in the stadium, very friendly, people not always knowledgeable on rugby but keen to be part of the event, all happy with any action

the 2nd match was the bronze final and this was very different, there were people who had ended up here by accident, all nations were present depending on the package they had initially purchased, sad New Zealanders who expected to be in the final, angry Welsh keen to win, Australians not sure why they were here, all in all a very awkward atmosphere.

in both cases, I was happy to be there


on Friday November 1st, the Emperor and Empress emeritus attended the 2nd half and that has been a moment of great emotion for the public with the whole stadium (almost 49.000 people) stood up applausing them


we also had a moment of silence to remember the victims of Hagibis typhoon, very moving


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