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Postby Infidel » Sat 12.17.2005 5:27 am

Check this out

http://www.tian.cc/2005/12/japanese-tradition-sushi.html

I was rolling. I'm sure there were a few cultural jokes that flew over my head, although I did catch a few, but there was a lot of blatant humor here too. I howled.

Sure makes me hungry for some 軍艦巻 of my own. Especially now that I know what it really is.

edit. made my url clickable.
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby coco » Sat 12.17.2005 5:41 am

:D最高! :D :D
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby Harisenbon » Sat 12.17.2005 10:57 am

That was the freaking best thing ever.
The eating the salt outside the restraunt was my favorite bit. *giggles maniacally*

I worry how many people think that's real, though. *laugh*
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby AJBryant » Sat 12.17.2005 12:19 pm

Ma ma ma ma. Oh to to to. Ma ma ma ma. Oh to to to. Ma ma ma ma. Oh to to to.

Man, I think I hurt something.

"Mada yatteru?" "Mada yatteru?"

When I saw the guy standing on the two sushi blocks, I really lost it.


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RE: Sushi joke

Postby yankumi » Sat 12.17.2005 6:35 pm

Ha, my husband showed me that last week. There were so many little details, such as the kappa sushi with the little kappa heads sticking out.
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby Gaijinian » Sat 12.17.2005 8:09 pm

haha/

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RE: Sushi joke

Postby bookworm247 » Sat 12.17.2005 8:31 pm

xDDDD I actually took that seriously for the first 5 minutes of it, and spent a while trying to make a 45degree angle with my hand xDDD
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby kirama » Sat 12.17.2005 11:08 pm

what was the deal with that video ,in australia we just say cheers or thanks mate!
there's so much to do :o:o:o:o
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby kirama » Sat 12.17.2005 11:09 pm

what was the deal with that video ,in australia we just say cheers or thanks mate!
there's so much to do :o:o:o:o
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby ResidentEvil4 » Sun 12.18.2005 12:18 am

ha ha
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby yankumi » Sun 12.18.2005 2:30 am

so--please don't laugh--while I realize the film was a joke, would there ever really be a small saucer of salt outside of a restaurant, and if so, what would it actually be for?
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby AJBryant » Sun 12.18.2005 4:25 pm

The pile of salt is traditional at Japanese restaurants (especially traditional, older ones). That's why the thing was funny -- they proposed a totally whacky reason for it being there.

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RE: Sushi joke

Postby Harisenbon » Sun 12.18.2005 7:23 pm

AJBryant wrote:
The pile of salt is traditional at Japanese restaurants (especially traditional, older ones). That's why the thing was funny -- they proposed a totally whacky reason for it being there.


It's actually not just for restaurants (although they are the most common) it's a practice based in a belief in FuuSui (Feng Shui). Houses and businesses alike use them for good luck. Eating some will probably get you beaten by the shop owner. ;)
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RE: Sushi joke

Postby Infidel » Sun 12.18.2005 9:21 pm

coco wrote:
:D最高! :D :D


Shhhh,

I know I'm a psycho but don't tell anyone else :D Wee, Hee.

That video is so funny. I've watched it at least 8 times and busted out each time. Each time I notice something I was too busy laughing to notice before. It was very well prepared. A lot of the humor is only on screen for a couple of seconds so the pause key is essential for catching much of the humor.
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RE: 盛り塩

Postby coco » Mon 12.19.2005 4:41 am

what would it actually be for?

Let me explain in "Engrish"--my second language.
This salt is called morijio(盛り塩) generally.*
盛り塩 is considered "talisman"(?) for "draw more customers".
It is derived from old Chinese story.Ancient Chinese Emperor had many concubines.
One of concubines thought out a plan to lure The emperor for her house.
In those days cow carriage(牛車) was used to transportation by Emperor .
She put salt on the entrance of her house so that cow can have salt.
Then,the cow started to stop at her house.The plan turned out to be a success.
The Emperor visited her house frequently than others.

This custom is considered came from China to Japan in Nara(奈良) or Heian (平安)era.So still now, some restaurants do 盛り塩 to expect frequently visit of customers.

盛り塩 is also used for something like a "purification rite" in Shintoism (神道) .

(意味が伝わってるのかどうか分かりませんので、どなたか直して下さると有り難い)
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