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Japan Photo Journal: Hydro-powered

(Mainichi/Shinnosuke Kyan)

Surfer Minori Kawai catches a wave during the first day of the Japan Open of Surfing on May 6, 2019 in Ichinomiya, Chiba Prefecture, at a beach also set to host the surfing competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The competition at the Pacific coast beach east of Tokyo is also a qualifying tournament for the ISA World Surfing Games, the equivalent of the sport's world championship, set for September in the southwestern prefecture of Miyazaki. The Japan Open finals are scheduled for May 7.

    (Japanese original by Tadashi Murakami, Sports News Department)

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