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A zillion questions / YouTube video requests 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 0  
Not sure where this should go, please let me know where this should go, or redirect it if appropriate.

PS: This is gonna be a long multi-point post. It started with a couple questions then I got carried away.


I'd love to see YouTube video series on the following:


Japanese woodwork (especially karakuri tansu [EDIT: and Himitsu-Bako ]). I'm very interested in woodwork. Wish I could share some urls to give you a sense of what I mean. Google "Clayton Boyer Clock Designs" to get a sense of the kind of stuff I'm referring to.

Japanese bee keeping.

Japanese traditional blacksmithing. Modern metal working.

Japanese gardening (that means producing food, for you Europeans . By the way, if your back-yard is called "the garden" what do you call the place where you grow your food?)

Traditional Japanese skills such as working with stone, wood, straw, etc.

Food storage such as canning (preserving, I think Europeans call it. Sealing food for long term storage in glass jars "Mason jars". Drying, freezing, etc.


Japanese art (modern)

What kind of DIY are the Japanese into?

Do the Japanese have the equivalent of what Americans call "Preppers"? Do they take security precautions such as locking doors, using security alarms, etc.

Japanese police, firemen, first-responders. Uniforms, duties, non-common rights, training.

Japanese public vehicle lights and sirens!

The Japanese way of thinking when developing public utilities, such as sewage, etc.

Most of us, unless we're some profession or trade of infrastructure construction or maintenance use these services obliviously. When you look around and see today's best science being applied on a massive scale, it's simply awe-inspiring to know that we shoe-wearing-monkeys can manage water and electricity and transportation for MILLIONS of people.

Example: Have you ever considered (at least in Canada) that EACH telephone pole, electrical transformer is identified? How else do you think that the service person knows where to go to fix it? Next time you walk past a utility pole, look for little metal tags or stamps in the wood.

Agriculture. What are the methods and attitudes? Are they mostly organic, or do they do it as the rest of the world? What are the products they produce?

Japanese house construction. Japan is earth-quake territory. What are some of the tell-tale signs of it that we might not think of. (For example: not a lot of stone buildings, lots of wood buildings).

Japanese road construction (yeah, how do they build and maintain roads). How many layers of this or that material, what thickness, why? How does this work with earth-quakes, how do they handle traffic redirection, etc.


What large groups of people in the country are known as bat-shit crazy? American examples might be militias.

What groups of people are somewhat mocked? In Canada we have Newfies (People born in the province of Newfoundland). In the states they're often backwood rednecks called Hill Billies.

In Canada there's a custom, especially in large cities. If you want to give away stuff such as books, exercise equipment, old furniture, you simply place it by the sidewalk with a note: Take me!

Do they have flea markets? (I'd LOVE to see one of those!)

What are their hardware stores like?

I'll probably have more questions as time goes on, but if you were looking for ideas of stuff to put on YouTube, I may have overdosed you

Hopefully, there'll be more videos... coming soon!

Thanks!
 
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Re:A zillion questions / YouTube video requests 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: -583  
Zeph_Zhang wrote:
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Not sure where this should go, please let me know where this should go, or redirect it if appropriate.

PS: This is gonna be a long multi-point post. It started with a couple questions then I got carried away.
YOU CERTAINLY DID

I'd love to see YouTube video series on the following:


Japanese woodwork (especially karakuri tansu). I'm very interested in woodwork. Wish I could share some urls to give you a sense of what I mean. Google "Clayton Boyer Clock Designs" to get a sense of the kind of stuff I'm referring to.
FASCINATING
Japanese bee keeping.
RIGHT........
Japanese traditional blacksmithing. Modern metal working.
SEEN THAT ON THE OLD DUDE'S CHANNEL.. OLD VILLAGE VIDEO.. MAYBE
Japanese gardening (that means producing food, for you Europeans :). By the way, if your back-yard is called "the garden" what do you call the place where you grow your food?)
ON HIS NATURE PLAYLIST, I THINK
Traditional Japanese skills such as working with stone, wood, straw, etc.
THAT OLD VILLAGE VIDEO TOO
Food storage such as canning (preserving, I think Europeans call it. Sealing food for long term storage in glass jars "Mason jars"). Drying, freezing, etc.
FASCINATING

Japanese art (modern)

What kind of DIY are the Japanese into?
HE MADE A VIDEO ON THAT
Do the Japanese have the equivalent of what Americans call "Preppers"? Do they take security precautions such as locking doors, using security alarms, etc.
NOBODY IN THE WORLD HAS "PREPPERS" - IT IS JUST A PARANOID YANK THING
Japanese police, firemen, first-responders. Uniforms, duties, non-common rights, training.
HIS CRIME PLAYLIST
Japanese public vehicle lights and sirens!

The Japanese way of thinking when developing public utilities, such as sewage, etc.
FASCINATING
Most of us, unless we're some profession or trade of infrastructure construction or maintenance use these services obliviously. When you look around and see today's best science being applied on a massive scale, it's simply awe-inspiring to know that we shoe-wearing-monkeys can manage water and electricity and transportation for MILLIONS of people.

Example: Have you ever considered (at least in Canada) that EACH telephone pole, electrical transformer is identified? How else do you think that the service person knows where to go to fix it? Next time you walk past a utility pole, look for little metal tags or stamps in the wood.
WOW... SMOKE MUCH POT??
Agriculture. What are the methods and attitudes? Are they mostly organic, or do they do it as the rest of the world? What are the products they produce?

Japanese house construction. Japan is earth-quake territory. What are some of the tell-tale signs of it that we might not think of. (For example: not a lot of stone buildings, lots of wood buildings).

Japanese road construction (yeah, how do they build and maintain roads). How many layers of this or that material, what thickness, why? How does this work with earth-quakes, how do they handle traffic redirection, etc.


What large groups of people in the country are known as bat-shit crazy? American examples might be militias.

What groups of people are somewhat mocked? In Canada we have Newfies (People born in the province of Newfoundland). In the states they're often backwood rednecks called Hill Billies.
AMERICANS
In Canada there's a custom, especially in large cities. If you want to give away stuff such as books, exercise equipment, old furniture, you simply place it by the sidewalk with a note: Take me!

Do they have flea markets? (I'd LOVE to see one of those!)

What are their hardware stores like?
HE MADE A VIDEO ABOUT THAT
I'll probably have more questions as time goes on, but if you were looking for ideas of stuff to put on YouTube, I may have overdosed you :)
MORE QUESTIONS?? IS THAT POSSIBLE??
MAYBE WATCH THE OLD DUDE'S 1,200 VIDEOS FIRST
Hopefully, there'll be more videos... coming soon!
YEAH
Thanks!


WOW...
 
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Re:A zillion questions / YouTube video requests 11 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 0  
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Zeph_Zhang wrote:Not sure where this should go, please let me know where this should go, or redirect it if appropriate.

PS: This is gonna be a long multi-point post. It started with a couple questions then I got carried away.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:YOU CERTAINLY DID



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:I'd love to see YouTube video series on the following:

Japanese woodwork (especially karakuri tansu [EDIT: and [b]Himitsu-Bako[/b] ])). I'm very interested in woodwork. Wish I could share some urls to give you a sense of what I mean. Google "Clayton Boyer Clock Designs" to get a sense of the kind of stuff I'm referring to.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:FASCINATING



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Japanese bee keeping.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:RIGHT........


I've seen how the Germans do it (traditionally) they use skeps--woven straw be houses. When you see how it's done compared to the modern techniques, it's quite fascinating to know that even a single producer can make one tonne of honey over a season. I don't even know if the Japanese make honey. But I bet they don't make mead (other than as an artisan thing).


QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Japanese traditional blacksmithing. Modern metal working.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:SEEN THAT ON THE OLD DUDE'S CHANNEL.. OLD VILLAGE VIDEO.. MAYBE



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Japanese gardening (that means producing food, for you Europeans :). By the way, if your back-yard is called "the garden" what do you call the place where you grow your food?)


QUOTE:
petina wrote:ON HIS NATURE PLAYLIST, I THINK



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Traditional Japanese skills such as working with stone, wood, straw, etc.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:THAT OLD VILLAGE VIDEO TOO



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Food storage such as canning (preserving, I think Europeans call it. Sealing food for long term storage in glass jars "Mason jars"). Drying, freezing, etc.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:FASCINATING



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Japanese art (modern)

What kind of DIY are the Japanese into?


QUOTE:
petina wrote:HE MADE A VIDEO ON THAT



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Do the Japanese have the equivalent of what Americans call "Preppers"? Do they take security precautions such as locking doors, using security alarms, etc.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:NOBODY IN THE WORLD HAS "PREPPERS" - IT IS JUST A PARANOID YANK THING


No, we do that in Canada too. Minus the guns and it's called "self-sufficiency". I would assume that most people in the world have ways of storing foods and goods, and protecting them against catastrophe and other people. Most of what I know I've learned from my family (largely based as farmers).


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Zeph_Zhang wrote:Japanese police, firemen, first-responders. Uniforms, duties, non-common rights, training.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:HIS CRIME PLAYLIST



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Japanese public vehicle lights and sirens!


QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:The Japanese way of thinking when developing public utilities, such as sewage, etc.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:FASCINATING



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Most of us, unless we're some profession or trade of infrastructure construction or maintenance use these services obliviously. When you look around and see today's best science being applied on a massive scale, it's simply awe-inspiring to know that we shoe-wearing-monkeys can manage water and electricity and transportation for MILLIONS of people.

Example: Have you ever considered (at least in Canada) that EACH telephone pole, electrical transformer is identified? How else do you think that the service person knows where to go to fix it? Next time you walk past a utility pole, look for little metal tags or stamps in the wood.


QUOTE:
petina wrote:WOW... SMOKE MUCH POT??


None at all. One of the things that turned me onto Japanese culture was martial arts, and thus meditation. The Buddhists have a little meditation tradition called "stealing moments". That's what I try to do. To simply observe what is around me. It creates a wonderful appreciation for the utter complexity and miraculousness of the world we live in. Our lives are so shaped by other humans, that we simply cannot conceive of how well supported we are by society as a whole. Once you recognize that AND you tend to live a self-sufficient lifestyle (because you're always building stuff yourself) you realize that there's absolutely no way a very small group of humans could create what hundreds of generations of billions of people have created.


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Zeph_Zhang wrote:Agriculture. What are the methods and attitudes? Are they mostly organic, or do they do it as the rest of the world? What are the products they produce?

Japanese house construction. Japan is earth-quake territory. What are some of the tell-tale signs of it that we might not think of. (For example: not a lot of stone buildings, lots of wood buildings).

Japanese road construction (yeah, how do they build and maintain roads). How many layers of this or that material, what thickness, why? How does this work with earth-quakes, how do they handle traffic redirection, etc.

What large groups of people in the country are known as bat-shit crazy? American examples might be militias.

What groups of people are somewhat mocked? In Canada we have Newfies (People born in the province of Newfoundland). In the states they're often backwood rednecks called Hill Billies.


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petina wrote:AMERICANS


Very funny.


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Zeph_Zhang wrote:In Canada there's a custom, especially in large cities. If you want to give away stuff such as books, exercise equipment, old furniture, you simply place it by the sidewalk with a note: Take me!

Do they have flea markets? (I'd LOVE to see one of those!)

What are their hardware stores like?


QUOTE:
petina wrote:HE MADE A VIDEO ABOUT THAT



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:I'll probably have more questions as time goes on, but if you were looking for ideas of stuff to put on YouTube, I may have overdosed you :)


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petina wrote:MORE QUESTIONS?? IS THAT POSSIBLE??
MAYBE WATCH THE OLD DUDE'S 1,200 VIDEOS FIRST


More questions are always possible. Think about it. 1200+ videos on the small details of life in one small country and there's still more to know. It's the little stuff that makes traveling interesting.

I think that I've already watched all of the play lists other than two or three. I'll catch up on those soon, thanks for pointing it out.


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Zeph_Zhang wrote:Hopefully, there'll be more videos... coming soon!


QUOTE:
petina wrote:YEAH



QUOTE:
Zeph_Zhang wrote:Thanks!


QUOTE:
petina wrote:WOW...
:unsure:
 
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