Pokemon Center

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We have been waiting anxiously for this trip to start.

From day one we were excited about visiting the Pokemon Center in Tokyo, Japan, looking up the store online for several weeks before departing.

Pokemon originated in Japan around 1995, which was right around the time that we were all born.

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Photo contributed by Payson High School Student

Several students on the trip play Pokemon religiously. When we finally arrived at the store, it was surreal. As we approached the building, the sidewalk was lined with people of all ages sitting down and playing the newest Pokemon game "Black and White 2."

It was hard to navigate inside because the floor was "littered" with small children. We started grabbing items indiscriminately as soon as we could reach a shelf, placing our coveted items in our baskets. It was a childhood dream come true to us. We have grown up with these games, and they remain a huge part of our lives.

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