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Culture Only In Japan ....... (Again)

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Nozawaman, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Sandy

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

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    I saw that on the BBC, but this has been known for quite a while. That demographic is also Japanese to Japanese. If you go on any Tokyo Snow Club or Tokyo Gaijins trips in the winter.... well, that's a completely different demographic. And go down to Zushi Beach in summer.....

    On another note, Japanese girls traditionally don't tend to wear low cut tops.... well, that's changed a bit this summer!!!
     
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  2. JoeKing

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    Good to know.
     
  3. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pics?
     
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  4. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    How's this for a classic!!

    Organising my hire car for a period just over 4 months. All good. Yes LMB we can certainly provide you with a car however can you email us on the 1st of October because we can't process your application until 6 months before the END of the rental period. That's right. The computer said no! LOL

    So we've beaten the computer. We booked for the first month. And I'll book for the rest later, and I'm assured I'll not have to drive back to Chitose to high five the staff.
     
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    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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    4 months? What's that setting you back? And what are you hiring? And from where?
    I love how there is little opportunity to plan far ahead in Japan
     
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    Tonester Lift Line Nazi Ski Pass: Gold

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  8. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I spoke too soon.
    They (Toyota Rentals) misquoted and the price went up to the equivalent of 16k (more than double quoted amount) - ummm NOPE!!

    Still looking - got a few more options to explore yet - but planning on a Hiace Van - 8 or 9 seater. Requires a LR licence. Hoping to pick up at Chitose.
    If we can't get anything more reasonably priced we might do a series of very short term local hires, but I'll be devo. Part of the attraction of being there for the season was having your own wheels.
     
  9. Any

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    seems so much is like that, except accom in the niseko region. if you haven't gotten accom organized yet you probably missed out. the rest its like they only plan a week in advance. seems i cant really book flights yet either tho, some airlines have advertised their routes, but most havent.

    pm sent
     
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  10. Nozawaman

    Nozawaman A Local

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    Why don't you just buy a car ?
     
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  11. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Because I don't have a resident card.
    Believe me, it is one of the options we have been looking at...using a friend to 'buy' it and sell it afterward.

    I am in the middle of organising a better option right now. Just waiting on a reply (not quick on the replys either!). If it is successful lll be happy. Much cheaper than other quote, but still a rental (which saves the tricky negotiations with a mate, sorting paperwork and shaken and all that stuff...
     
  12. M_G

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    If you keep returning, no need to sell. It would be worth keeping in the garage/park.
     
  13. Sandy

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

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    Can't find any pics, but here's something else......

    They have "butt pads" to make their flat bottoms look rounder, but this is new just this year:

    [​IMG]
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh my god.
     
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  15. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    That's wot she said.
     
  16. Sandy

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

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    And then that reminds me of the time at Zushi Beach.... A few of us (male & female) were at Zushi, talking about other classic beach parties there.....
    "Remember last time when YYYY had that tiny bikini on, and so tight you could see her cameltoe?"
    "Yeah, but that didn't worry her at all...."
    Meanwhile, one of the other girls wanders up and says "What are you guys talking about?"
    "Oh last time, YYYY had a tiny bikini and you could see her cameltoe...."
    "Um, what's a cameltoe?"
    (Explain what a cameltoe is)
    "Oh really? I wonder if I have a cameltoe? Can you have a look?"
    So about six of us bend down a bit and look at her crotch on Zushi Beach with dozens of people around the immediate area.
    "Hmmm.... wadda you think?"
    "... legs apart a bit more..."
    "Hmmm...... no, no I don't think so"
    "No, no cameltoe there"
    "No, I think you're ok"
    "OK. So is it bad to have a cameltoe?"
    ".... well, it depends on your point of view..........."
    LOLROFL
    Sigh.... Japan is crazy!!!
     
  17. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Should have gave me a call. I would have been there in a flash to offer an expert opinion.
     
  18. Sandy

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

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    FIFY ;)
     
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  19. M_G

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    A mascot for everything
     

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  20. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh that's just gross!!
     
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  21. Charlie

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    144 enemas, that would be gross!
     
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  22. Sandy

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

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    You can see why many gaijin like to teach "English conversation lessons"

     
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  25. Sandy

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

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    Yes, it will also be good to get rid of the rest of the squat toilets at Narita....
     
  26. Ramenman

    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Squat toilets are very good for the people suffering from constipation. In Japan, foreign tourists will try unfamiliar foods for them and unfamiliar foods can make them suffer from constipation. So, Narita having some squat toilets might be good for them, I'll never use squat toilets, though:p

    Read this
    http://www.toilet-related-ailments.com/constipation-cure.html
     
  27. Any

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    I dont think westerners can use them anyway.
    I cant. I just tried a squat onto my heels/flat feet and couldn't without falling over. I even looked up a youtube video on how to :) I have to balance wobbling around on my toes instead to assume such a position, and this doesn't sound very fun either. Both of which might have meant rather messy results in real situation.
    I had heard or read somewhere that westerners, genetically, have shorter ligaments in the foot preventing them from doing such a squat.
    Maybe if I had a couple of months of desperation without a dunny I might be able to stretch it out ;) but 9 hours on a flight with food poisoning won't make me any more flexible (I've tested this too, several years ago I got food poisoning in quantas business class lounge just prior to a 9hr flight to singapore).
     
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  28. Sandy

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    When you've been squatting, and also kneeling and sitting on your feet since you were a kid, everything just naturally stretches that way.
     
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    Ramenman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Their love towards fictional characters such as characters in Japanese animation / manga created this girl named Saya. She looks real but it's computer graphics:eek:
     
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  30. LMB

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    I prefer not to use them, but a few times I've been in the queue (looking at you Narita) and that's been the loo that has come available when I'm up next. (Even though you stand there praying to your deity, ANYONES deity, that it won't be you that wins the squat loo lottery) You're in a queue with Asian women - you're not going to pull out the baka gaijin card and offer it to the woman behind you... you just go in and do what you have to.

    Interestingly the first few times I ever used a squat loo I felt super awkward and was worried I'd pee everywhere, and my legs really felt the strain of squatting. Last few times - no drama! I put it down to better leg strength and flexibility, regular deep squats, and familiarity/having done it before. Never had to do more than pee though.
     
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    A dunny is a dunny, when ya gotta go, you go.

    I noted squat toilets at Cervina / Italy this year. Was not to bad in tele boots.
     
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    Squat toilet in Avoriaz back in the day .... ski boots on porcelain does wonder for centre of gravity
     
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    This thread has turned to :crap::crap::crap::crap::crap::crap::crap:
     
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  36. Sandy

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

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    Yes it has.... not even Japanese content.

    So....

    Japanese footwear.

    Toe Socks. Very common. I've seen guy wear these in their ski boots:
    [​IMG]

    Workers work shoes: Tabi
    [​IMG]

    Gumboots:
    [​IMG]

    Geta. You see these more often than you might think.

    [​IMG]
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't imagine how hard these must be to walk in. There must have been a reason for the original design. Do you know the history @Sandy ?
     
  38. Sandy

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    As usual with Japan, it's a bit odd!! ;)

    You can see that in Japanese footwear, the split toe is very traditional. So it means that the original flipflop/thong idea is an integral part of Japanese footwear. If that's the case, the sock that you wear must be thin enough to wear with the footwear, so it's not somewhat waterproof like western shoes. That means you need to keep the feet and socks well off the ground when dealing with rain puddles, mud and snow. To do that, rather than COVERING the whole foot, you elevate them instead, by using footwear with wooden protrusions at the bottom!!!! LOLo_O
     
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    The footwear reminds me of Takajo = Japanese falconers.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    And here i was thinking it was for traction in the snow :eek:
     
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    Now that's a camel toe...
     
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    my brother saw this in HK on Friday

     
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    Please excuse me if it's been posted before. It's new to me.

    Girlfriend in Sendai shared a pic on Insta so I went looking for a video explanation.


    I'd love that at my local laundromat.
     
  47. Ramenman

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    Ear picking culture in Japan;)
     
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    I'm not sure if this should be in a rugby thread or here.

    The blokes in black are the New Zealand rugby team. A national team is the best players of a sport who get together to play the best players from a different country.

     
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