On Wednesday 29 October, the wind was from the east, so runway 06 was in use at Komatsu. This proved to be challenging as on the western end of Komatsu Air Base, there are lots of shrubs and trees and most land is private property. After asking around, we found a spot in a clearing where there was just sufficient space and time to capture a picture or two before the aircraft would disappear behind the trees. Flying was non-stop and 4 morning waves, 2 waves 303 Hikotai Fighting Dragons and 2 waves 306 Hikotai Golden Eagles were logged. However, as the sun was shining bright, the spot we were at would not get us proper light throughout the day so we needed another solution for the afternoon waves. During lunchtime we headed for the local museum. This turned out closed for roof repairs. After asking, the friendly manager granted us 10 minutes to tour around and take pictures of the collection. After a reconnaissance run around the airfield perimeter, an at first sight suitable location for the (late) afternoon was found on a private golf course. After explaining to the lady at the guard house what we were there for, access permission was granted and we set up our ladders along the fence line close to the civil taxiway with a clear view on the approach and first 4000 ft of runway. Like the morning, also the afternoon activity had to be seen to be believed. Non-stop action: upon sunset the Golden Dragons decided to launch another 8 ship Eagles. After these all got airborne, it had gotten too dark for photography and we still had a long distance to cover to get to our hotel. So back on board the vans and onto the toll way heading for Tokyo.