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Kanto Katch the Hare Hash House Harriers
Founded January 22, 1995 Kanto Region, Japan
Click here to see this document in Japanese.
By coincidence the Start of the first Katch was at the site of one of Tokyo Hashes most revered events. Tokyo's hash horn, Tadpole, while doing his duty, was attacked by Japanese Yakuza (Gangsters) brandishing a Samurai Sword which they had retreived from the trunk of their long black sedan. Fortunately, the gallant hash horn deflected the blade with the horn (the dent in the hash horn can be seen today on any of the Tokyo Monday Night Hashes), and then he was rescued by the Pack. Tradition in Tokyo draws a chalk outline of his body, whenever we pass this spot. Thus the "Mafia" terminology used in naming the management or Don's or Capo's as they should more rightly be termed.
What is a "Katch" ?
In the tradition of "Live" Hare runs, the Katch always has at least one Live Hare. This Hare who is picked at random, using the "Fishing Net" technique then sets off with a bag of Hash, a map, and sometimes a compass. The hare is given a 10 minute head start and then the pack follows.
What happens if the hare is "Katched"?
If the hare is snared, the snarer is then the Hare and is given a 5 minute head start. Then the pack sets off again. N.B. You must touch the Hare, if you don't a Katch has not occurred.
How long does the Katch Last?
The hash lasts about 1 Hour. At about 45 minutes the hare should be heading back. The pack can make this decision as well. Cases where the hare was quite far and lost have recorded instances for members finishing by Taxi.
When do you Hash?
Katchs are scheduled at least one Sunday or on a Japanese Holiday Per Month. They are scheduled not to conflict with the Rising Moon run, and always start at 11 AM.
On On's ?
There is always an On On and there are usually 100% Down Down's (Everyone will get 1). Events of 600% Down Down's have been recorded.
Toshiyuki "Ban Cock" Ichimura
Jonathan "Suntory Rode" Bradley - Shot to the UK 2/1/98
Michan "Saddle Tramp" Sato
Andrew "Snow White" Sheppard
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