It's just a few days to the start of the Glynhill Ladies International at Braehead and the Japanese team are the early birds.
They flew into a damp and rainy Glasgow Airport this afternoon. Moe Meguro, Mari Motohashi, Mayo Yamaura, Kotomi Ishizaki and coach Shinya Abe arrived fresh from playing in another WCT-e event in Berne. There they won four games from seven, including a victory over Claire Milne before losing out to Kelly Wood.
Mari Motohashi is no stranger to Scotland, she played in the World Women's Curling Championship in Paisley in 2005.
And the team are all set to go, one of their first questions was "Is there practice ice?" But it won't be all ice time, they hope to get some sightseeing in before the event starts, let's hope the weather improves!
The rest of the teams will be flying in over the next few day with most arriving on Thursday.
Photo above is by Hugh Stewart. L-R: Shinya Abe (coach), Kotomi Ishizaki, Moe Meguro (skip), Mayo Yamaura and Mari Motohashi.
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