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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2018, 10:38:31 am »
Is it possible to travel Japan without speaking a bit Japanese ?

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2018, 10:43:46 am »
Is it possible to travel Japan without speaking a bit Japanese ?

Highly advisable to learn the basics and have a translator device.
See the Top Gear episode where the lads are in Japan.

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2018, 12:07:50 pm »
Is it possible to travel Japan without speaking a bit Japanese ?
Very much so. i don't speak a word and have been 7x.

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2018, 12:51:04 pm »
Awesome thread, thanks.

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2018, 01:20:52 pm »
Really fantastic,loving the little videos.

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2018, 01:34:44 pm »
I though the third video was showing the sanforization process first.
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2018, 04:05:26 pm »
Thanks Giles to share the making of the denim. Amazing !!

Love those white bulbs of yarn


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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2018, 07:19:24 pm »
Thanks for sharing! Really cool to see a glimpse of the “beginnings” of the great things to come.
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2018, 09:01:01 pm »
@Giles you’re looking fit. ::insert jokes here::
Maybe so. Maybe not

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2018, 01:54:25 am »
Really enjoying the photos, hope you both have a great trip.


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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2018, 02:35:04 am »
Is it possible to travel Japan without speaking a bit Japanese ?

Highly advisable to learn the basics and have a translator device.
See the Top Gear episode where the lads are in Japan.
I have been coming here for 15 years.  Probably visited 30-40 times, My vocabulary consists of Awesome, Cute, I'm Fat, Thank You, Yes and not much else.  This is not something I am particularly proud of, but it is what it is.  However it does go to show that you can muddle along with not a lot .

Last night Alex and I found a Yakitori joint, that sat no more than 16 people.  Judging by the reaction when we stooped in, we were probably the first Gaijans that had ever crossed the threshold.  The menu was in Kanji and there were no pictures.  We ate amazingly, the cook getting more and more daring as he saw us eat everything he put in front of us.  One of the other diners got a friend who could speak English to come to the restaurant and help, in the end, most of the other diners were our new best friends.....
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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2018, 04:17:48 am »
"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2018, 05:03:45 am »
Fluff, fluff everywhere....

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2018, 05:05:37 am »
Quills full of double twisted yarn for the weft of our 21oz selvedge denim...

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Re: Alex and Giles do a brief trip to Osaka and Kojima....
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2018, 07:31:25 am »
It's offically bloody windy.....This just happened outside our hotel room....

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