Paintball? Onsen? Count me in!!!
TUJ OSS laid out a great activity for us this time! Just a short drive over to Chiba, and we were lighting each other up on the largest field in Japan! It was great because both beginners and those who had experience before were on dispersed evenly, so everyone could enjoy a fairly even fight. Afterwards, our group headed over to the Healing Villa Onsen for a relaxing bath to melt away the aches and pains from all the welts we received on the field. All in all, it was a fantastic experience!
Gear up! We’re going paintballing!
For those unfamiliar with paintballing, when you get shot or run out of ammunition, you raise your arm and walk off the field. Michael Hanks (shown) never got shot, but walks off with pride and without bullets.
Momoka and her friends pose for a picture after a game.
All I told them was: “Look cool”. Nailed it.
Use your terrain to your advantage! You can’t get shot if you aren’t seen!
Team No-Arm-Bands is ready to take on Team Arm-Bands! Good luck!
Walking off can be a relief: you don’t have to be shot at anymore!!!
Alphonse is the original Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon!
Hayate peeks out from cover like a pro. The strategy is to keep your body hidden while being able to see the most!
Greg posts up to surprise any unwary players!
When off the field, we keep our guns pointed down for safety. Peace signs on the other hand are encouraged to be kept up at all times!
The classic group shot!
There are varying levels of excitement among the group for those who are entering an Onsen/public bath for the first time!
These are the truly brave souls. Falling in the mud and getting dirty: no problem. Getting hit by paintballs and developing bruises: no sweat. Sticking your feet into tubs of small fish to eat the dead skin off: I think I’ll pass.
I wasn’t kidding about the small fish. So gross!