Pictured with fellow beef-cake Seto Daiya, Kosuke Hagino just won the 400 meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific competition. Love that the reporters are already hyping Japan’s swimming dreams for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Almost in Chiba, Tatsumi swimming pool is my new shrine, demanding a cross-city pilgrimage. Since the Taiikukan in Sendagaya is closed for one year of renovations, I discovered this amazing facility. It has enormous windows facing a former lumber dock that now features decaying piers and flying fish. Not only is the main pool 50 meters, so is the so-called “sub-pool.” There’s a separate area for diving, including a 10 meter platform.
The clouds that day against the blue sky were spectacular. In the distance, at the end of the walkway, you can see Sky Tree to the north.