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At Hirakata Koen Station (Keihan Line), I was surprised to see this Malasada shop on the train platform.
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Malasada shop at Hirakata Koen Station. Didn't have time to check it out, but it looked more like a doughnut shop.
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Panasonic Arena, the venue of the practice game between the University of Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors and Panasonic Trians, a pro team in the Japan Basketball League. Near Hirakata Koen Station.
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Only a small crowd of a few hundred attended.
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The Panasonic Arena is also apparently used as an auditorium. There were three courts. One was for volleyball.
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Warm-up period.
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Spectator seats were mainly at the end of one goal.
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Hawaii warming up.
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Hawaii basketball players practicing.
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There was no MC, and no public announcements. Here they are exchanging gifts. Hawaii gave them something from Hilo Hattie's, a gift shop in Honolulu.
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Hawaii huddle.
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Panasonic huddle.
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Tipoff was at 2 pm.
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Panasonic got the ball at tipoff and scored first.
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Panasonic had two American players (former UCLA star Charles O’Bannon, and former Virginia Tech player Adrian Custis) and three college players on loan.
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Playing basketball while sitting down.
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Hawaii Head Coach Gib Arnold.
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Hawaii's coaching staff.
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Panasonic takes an early lead.
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Pi`i Minns
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Pi`i Minns
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Bo Barnes
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Trevor Wiseman
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Trevor Wiseman for a free throw.
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Douglas Kurtz goes for a free throw.
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Douglas Kurtz goes for a free throw.
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Pi`i Minns
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Pi`i Minns
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Dominick Brumfield
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Dominick Brumfield
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Joston Thomas
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My best shot of the day. Joston Thomas.
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I wish they at least said "Aloha" to the crowd. After all, they came all the way from Hawaii for the first time.
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Group photo. Too bad they didn't face the crowd.
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Hawaii spent only one night in Japan. They didn't see much here. Hope they spend more time in Japan next time.
 
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