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Gotta love Japan on the snow!!

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Sandy, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Shiga Kogen. Snowboarder:












    Japan..... I love it!! :D
     
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  2. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    And can seriously ride.....







     
  3. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    That’s some serious inclination!
    The hardbooter and their J-carving. It’s a sexy thing - even without the outfit!
     
  5. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    How long did you follow her around for and did you pay her standard model rates?

    @D-eye
     
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  6. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry, I'm a bit busy right now, so a very short reply and question : "Sandy-san talked to her?".

    I mean, cosplayers like her are always waiting for someone to talk to them and praise their cosplay;)

    I'll write a bit more later.
     
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  7. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I've seen her 3 times, once this trip, and twice on the previous trip in Feb.
    She's worn 3 different outfits.
    This time saw her on the gondola. Tried to go ahead and stop to take video, but the first couple of times, by the time I stopped and took the camera out, she was gooorne!!


    Two weeks ago


    And this one taken by Melskius day before yesterday.
     
  8. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I did the same few runs at that time. :p

    Nobody pays me standard model rates!!! ;)
     
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  9. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I should have!!
     
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  10. rowdyflat

    rowdyflat One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Best if you can ski/snowboard really well if you dress like that.
    the Japanese are already into Corona fashion
     
  11. kaegee

    kaegee One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hardbooter , Fashion Plate
    Respect :thumbs:
     
  12. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sandy & I saw her a couple of weeks ago. We were going to try and follow her, but she wasn't mucking around and we still had our group getting organised, so she disappered quickly into the distance. But from what I saw she was carving really well.
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those are rare enough as it is even without the costume to go with it!
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Go to Mt Racey.
     
  15. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    ROFL

    Isn't the advantage of snowboarding that you can wear comfortable boots usually?

    (ps, too many clothes for my usual photography)
     
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  16. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    She is wearing two different costumes. The first one is Hatsune Miku. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsune_Miku
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    The second one, I don't know but I assume it's a Japanese anime character. I feel fans of Japanese anime are getting quite international. I mean, there are a lot of Japanese anime related events and festivals all over the world and a lot of foreigners come to Japan for anime related events held in Japan too. Many of them are wearing unique anime related costumes just like the snowboarder and I like seeing them. Actually, one Japanese anime festival "Anime Japan Festival 2020" was going to be held this month, but it's cancelled because of the corona virus. I think it's a good decision. It's too crowded. For example, Comic Market 2019 attracted nearly 800,000 people.
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  17. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    The quality of the costumes was really high.
    The pink one seems to be a Hatsune Miku, Senbonzakura

    [​IMG]
     
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    Rabid K9 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's it!!

    I'm in love....

    Chick that can lay edge like that in short skirt!!
     
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    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    [​IMG]

    If body language could talk :D

    even has the board as a barrier
     
  20. Ramenman

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    By the way, I happened to find this video. This was filmed at Shiga Kogen in 2015 (April 4th), 5 years ago. I wonder if she is the same snowboarderLOL. Just like Sandy-san did, the uploader was chasing the Hatsune Miku cosplayer girl to film her:p


    [​IMG]
     
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  21. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That video looks like the same snowboarder (the riding style and costume)

    But there seems to be more than one: (there's TWO at 1.30)


    I'll see if I can upload my video.
     
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  22. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That was the only place she could put the board.
     
  23. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here are the videos.


    Her skills are amazing:
     
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    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome. One of them is definitely the same girl. Hard yellow boots. I think her carving skills have improved since that video. Her friend is in more regular soft snowboard boots.
     
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    Body language is communicating plenty. no need to talk.

    I have much respect for the Japanese culture, and their costumes, similar with the car modification culture, no f**ks given for what others think.if its modded, its cool. end of story.. and the variety is awesome.
     
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  26. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's a single photo when she was looking at her phone. The rest of the time she was arranging her outfit, her hair, and clipping up her boots....
     
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    There is a whole club of these that sometimes do events. I randomly ran into them at Tsugaike 2 years ago. They even have their own custom graphic skis and boards you can get from vail http://www.shop-vail.com I demoed Ogasaka park skis with this awesome graphic!



    and this is their poster



    Now for the disappointing part at least in that club most of the girl cos play characters where actually guys ;). Was a great event really different and fun to watch. I asked the Vail shop guys if I could get those skis or another model with the graphic, apparently you need to get membership in the group or their permission.

    Not skiing but there is this awesome guy who climbs mountains in Japan in a Jack Sparrow costume. I met him twice, once at Shiojiri Halloween parade and once near Oku Hotaka.
     
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    Here is another random Ramenman's Japanese lecture. In the poster Zarik-san posted, you see 痛板 (Red part). 板 = board (in this case, both ski and snowboard). The Kanji of 痛 means "sore", "pain". Those anime fans decorate their gears and call 痛 + something. The most common is 痛車. 車 means "car". Anyway, they call their anime illustrated gears / cars "eyesore":p. (Edit : Blue ITAITA = 痛板, both 痛 and 板 can be read ITA)





    About 痛車(ITA - Sha)


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    :):thumbs: Howdy
     
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    lol! We need to catch up sometime.
     
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    Anytime :thumbs: Haven’t forgotten bout your swaging tool collecting dust in my shed
     
  32. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Won't be in Sydney for a long time. Maybe next time you are at the snow.