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Japanese Ukelele Site - MUST READ!
tikifish
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-07-06 6:10 pm   Permalink


The most unintentionally hilarious Ukelele website ever... from Japan. Make sure you are wearing your rubber pants cause you will wet yourself from laughing so hard.

http://www.st.rim.or.jp/~kunisige/eukulele.html

"There are no people to here your play.But if you are Erick Crapton ,it's exception... The Ukulele is miracle music instrment.The ukulele sound is never interrupt your talking of business and whisper of lovers.Ukulele is only staying here. "

Eric Crapton. Hmm. That's kind of appropriate, actually.


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11200
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2002-07-06 6:37 pm   Permalink

How great! Had to send this to Denny (King Kukulele).
I LOVE Japanese English. Tikifish, there is a great little book out called "Japanese Jive" by Caroline McKeldin, Tengu Books. It's full of Japanese products like "Nipless" and "Posmic".
I recently had the pleasure of being identified as the arthur of the Book of Tiki...
And a classic e-mail from Japan went:
"We here in Japan LOVE Tiki culture....Could you please tell us what it is?"


 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-07-06 7:35 pm   Permalink

I bought all sorts of great products when I was in Tokyo... 'ASSE','Crunky', and 'Vessel in the Fog' Chocolate bars, and NO TIME!!! Gum.

Of course, my favourite souvenirs were the Tiki Tiki Yokohama mugs! I will be going back to Tokyo again this year (if all goes as planned) and hope to visit the other Tiki Tiki location... as well as trying to track down any other Tiki places in Tokyo. I know there is a Trader Vic's, but if anyone knows any other places, please share with the class!


 
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 974
From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2002-07-06 10:11 pm   Permalink

http://www.engrish.com/
Enjoy
Al


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MrsCarnaby
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Joined: Jun 23, 2002
Posts: 14
From: England (live in France)
Posted: 2002-07-07 09:36 am   Permalink

Tikifish, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for posting that website! It is the most PRECIOUS THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE! ('Never laughed so much...ADORABLE! It is simply....PRICELESS!)

 
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2002-07-08 06:20 am   Permalink

So, whose been holding their ukelele like a wise cat? We know you're out there!

Trader Woody


 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2002-07-08 10:53 am   Permalink

"The ukulele sound is never interrupt your talking of business and whisper of lovers."


Wow.


-martin


 
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Tiki King
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Joined: Jun 13, 2002
Posts: 549
From: Lush tropical Santa Cruz, CA.
Posted: 2002-07-09 09:19 am   Permalink

I came across this site a couple years ago. It is one of my favorites, if for nothing else, the quotes. My fave is the one about babies, cats, and the Ukulele
T.K.
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www.mp3.com/tiki_king Hear the King sing!
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hanford_lemoore
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Joined: Mar 23, 2002
Posts: 1870
From: Tiki Central
Posted: 2002-07-09 6:27 pm   Permalink

Off-topic since it's not tiki but the KING of Engrish books:

How to Good-Bye Depression: If You Constrict Anus 100 Times Everyday. Malarkey? or Effective Way?

You gotta read the reviews. Tthey have quotes from the book, my favorite being:

"Besides shooting out a big blank from your buttock, you can feel as if your root chakra leaked sweet hot mucus."

~Hanford


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aquarj
Grand Member (first year)  

Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1083
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2002-07-09 8:46 pm   Permalink

Check out the neato illustrations and fun captions by this gal Batty Cheese, who's also in a band called the Mighty Moguls. Slightly on-topic for TC, cuz she does have a "Paradise of the Pacific" page.
http://www.kt.rim.or.jp/~batty/

Hanford, that book sounds like something Eden Ahbez would like.

Also on this thread, tikifish, I enjoyed the Tiki Tiki in Yokohama too, but they wouldn't sell me a mug. The Tiki Tiki in Tokyo is almost identical. Also saw the Trader Vics in Tokyo at the New Otani hotel, and it was really nice, especially in the bar area. Cheaper food and actually better decor in the bar area (vs. the dining area) I think. I hope to post some pics sometime! Sadly, no other Tokyo tiki suggestions though.

-Randy

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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2720
From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-07-10 07:53 am   Permalink

Well Randy, my success in getting a mug was partly due to my brother being able to speak Japanese, and the fact that it was Christmas... It DID take quite a bit of negotiating (and $30 extra for the pair) even still.

I bet there are more Tiki places in Tokyo... and if not, there are still enough crazy theme restaurants to keep me excited!


 
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2002-07-10 08:08 am   Permalink

Well Randy, my success in getting a mug was partly due to my brother being able to speak Japanese, and the fact that it was Christmas... It DID take quite a bit of negotiating (and $30 extra for the pair) even still.

I bet there are more Tiki places in Tokyo... and if not, there are still enough crazy theme restaurants to keep me excited!


 
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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2002-07-10 08:59 am   Permalink

Coming in from a slightly different angle is the very fine book 'Japanese Street Slang' by Peter Constantine. It's full of great phrases that make you sound like a Japanese street punk and the vast majority of the phrases would make the average salty sea-dog blush.

Some of the very tame ones can be found here:
http://lan2wan.com/~wllama/home/japsay.htm

(They aren't the funny ones, though!)

Trader Woody


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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1083
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2002-07-11 8:15 pm   Permalink

One more Japan suggestion for the exotica/bizarro fan. There's a super phonebook sized tome called Roadside Japan by Kyoichi Tsuzuki with great photos and info about off-the-beaten-path stuff to see.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/489366641X/qid=1026439604/sr=8-15/ref=sr_8_15/104-0261006-1030356

This is an amazon link just for reference, since it shows the book cover, featuring a roadside moai park in Japan, unfortunately pretty far north I think. Amazing! Wish I could've seen it. The book also shows a "Fantasy Museum" in the Nagoya area, an amazing fantasy underwater world museum with a restaurant and unbelievable decor all made with seashells. Hopefully someday I can put up some photos from that place.


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