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Author Topic: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!  (Read 6248 times)

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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #225 on: May 16, 2019, 09:42:12 AM »
Turbo flush  ;)
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #226 on: May 16, 2019, 09:43:13 AM »
Do you pour it in and then light it?

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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #227 on: May 16, 2019, 09:50:07 AM »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Heck in that small space, no!

To be honest, I never noticed that while we were there, not even in the photo. I'm assuming it's cleaning product!

When it comes to space restraints, I'm saving the best til last!
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #228 on: May 16, 2019, 10:07:37 AM »
Still trying to figure out how you got until late afternoon without an Asahi :confused2:

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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #229 on: May 16, 2019, 10:09:49 AM »
A 7/11 and a a backpack  :beers:
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #230 on: May 16, 2019, 10:52:13 AM »
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Heck in that small space, no!

To be honest, I never noticed that while we were there, not even in the photo. I'm assuming it's cleaning product!

The label appears to say "非常用" ("for emergency use"), though what is contained therein and what emergency it is intended to be used for is a question that may never be answered.

But if you want me to take a guess, I'd the intended emergency is a situation which leads to an interruption of on-demand H20 supplies and the can contains a supply of same for use in the neighbouring receptacle to prevent a buildup of noxious substances.
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #231 on: May 16, 2019, 10:55:06 AM »
You mean it is for manual flushing?
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« Reply #232 on: May 16, 2019, 10:56:34 AM »
That's another way of putting it, yes  :beers:
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« Reply #233 on: May 16, 2019, 11:22:02 PM »
I'll say one thing about our Squiddy - he's flush with knowledge  ;)
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« Reply #234 on: May 16, 2019, 11:46:08 PM »
Could be worse, could be full of crap!

It is useful having an interpreter on 'staff' though.

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« Reply #235 on: May 17, 2019, 12:02:22 AM »
I just hope I am not bogging down this thread with superfluous detail  :D
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« Reply #236 on: May 17, 2019, 12:08:00 AM »
Nah, I think this thread will pan out okay.

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« Reply #237 on: May 17, 2019, 03:20:43 AM »
....It's kind of appropriate that the thread has taken this turn, as you will see shortly!!

The next day, the weather had done an about-turn, and it was wet. We'd heard from Mr & Mrs Bealette1 that somewhere around was a giant Buddha, so that was the day's objective. Heading up the street, we came across this guy yelling and waving a wand around. Whatever it was, it was pulling folk in:



On closer inspection, inside the shop was a huge vat of GREEN dough-like material, which was been belted severely with sticks accompanied by much yelling. This stuff was then made into little packets and sold. Mrs B bought one, and here it is. The green colour doesn't really show up well in the photo, but believe me, this stuff was GREEN.



So was Mrs Bealman's face after taking a mouthful. I won't show the picture. Anyway, being Japan, litter bins are next to non-existent, so we were stuck with this horror until we could find a drain to deposit it in. Hope it didn't morph into Godzilla or worse  :worried:

Anyway, the horror was about to become a lot worse.

Bealman was overcome with a desperate need to go to the toilet, and made a beeline for the nearest public loo. Here, his toilet fixation was abruptly terminated.

I'd heard about these, but, well, wasn't expecting to encounter one face to face.... the dreaded open, hang your butt over the hole, squatter loo!!!



I will leave Bealman's dismay and contortions up to your imagination, dear reader.  >:D Moving on....

Off we went in search of this Buddha, for what seemed like miles, all uphill:



Accompanied by what seemed like thousands of Chinese tourists.....



And of course don't forget the deer....



.....and of course more bloody steps....



There were literally hundreds of these stone pillars with stone boxes with paper windows on top. Railsquid to the rescue again, I hope, as I couldn't work out what they were.







By now the crowds of Chinese tourists were getting thicker, and two impressive gates appeared, so I thought we must be close to this elusive Buddha:





Unfortunately by now Bealman's ankle was playing up again, and so interest in the golden Buddha waned in direct proportion to the pain, so we headed off without seeing the Buddha. At least it was all downhill.



/continued.....
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« Reply #238 on: May 17, 2019, 04:07:36 AM »
....It's kind of appropriate that the thread has taken this turn, as you will see shortly!!

The next day, the weather had done an about-turn, and it was wet. We'd heard from Mr & Mrs Bealette1 that somewhere around was a giant Buddha, so that was the day's objective. Heading up the street, we came across this guy yelling and waving a wand around. Whatever it was, it was pulling folk in:



On closer inspection, inside the shop was a huge vat of GREEN dough-like material, which was been belted severely with sticks accompanied by much yelling. This stuff was then made into little packets and sold. Mrs B bought one, and here it is. The green colour doesn't really show up well in the photo, but believe me, this stuff was GREEN.



So was Mrs Bealman's face after taking a mouthful. I won't show the picture. Anyway, being Japan, litter bins are next to none-existent, so we were stuck with this horror until we could find a drain to deposit it in. Hope it didn't morph into Godzilla or worse  :worried:



What you have there is mochi, "a multicomponent food consisting of polysaccharides, lipids, protein and water". Not a big fan of it personally. Here's the shop: http://www.nakatanidou.jp/english/

Anyway, the horror was about to become a lot worse.

Bealman was overcome with a desperate need to go to the toilet, and made a beeline for the nearest public loo. Here, his toilet fixation was abruptly terminated.

I'd heard about these, but, well, wasn't expecting to encounter one face to face....


Methinks that's the wrong approach...

the dreaded open, hang your butt over the hole, squatter loo!!!


Phew, it was just a turn of phrase then.



I will leave Bealman's dismay and contortions up to you, dear reader.  >:D Moving on....


I can't recall the last time I had to use one of these, they are gradually dying out.

I wills say one of the nice things about Japan is that you have a very good chance of finding a toilet of some sort, and mostly it will be reasonably clean and also free.
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Re: Bealman's Excellent Japanese Adventure!
« Reply #239 on: May 17, 2019, 04:58:07 AM »
....It's kind of appropriate that the thread has taken this turn, as you will see shortly!!

On closer inspection, inside the shop was a huge vat of GREEN dough-like material, which was been belted severely with sticks accompanied by much yelling. This stuff was then made into little packets and sold. Mrs B bought one, and here it is. The green colour doesn't really show up well in the photo, but believe me, this stuff was GREEN.




Mochi! Make ice cream!

 

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