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  • [ TSURUGA ]

  • Hello everyone !

  • Welcome back to the breezy seaside

  • of Tsuruga!

  • About six months ago I made a video here during the summer

  • it's so crazy to be back here during the winter!

  • We are are actually shooting a series for NHK World!

  • We just did the opening scene over by the train station

  • And now we're gonna go and check out the city

  • I'm really excited to be back and see what else there is

  • to share with you guys!

  • I feel like this is the first time I did a full-on cosplay.

  • This is very full-on for me!

  • Plus my boots match perfectly!

  • But you guys didn't expect to see this now, huh?

  • So there's actually a famous anime called Galaxy Express 999

  • and I'm here at this store that actually

  • lets you try on their costumes for free!

  • There are monuments along the shopping streets here

  • so you can pose with the statue that you're dressed like.

  • So I picked the "Conductor" first!

  • What do you think?

  • Wish I knew like what her - what her Japanese like catchphrase was...

  • Welcome to the Galaxy...Express..

  • Got my Galaxy gun

  • So this is one of the things you can do here

  • you can try on the costumes for free

  • and look your best!

  • There's a fish market in Tsuruga that we visited before

  • and today we came back because they have a special treat!

  • It was snowing really hard earlier.

  • It finally just started to die down so either way

  • I'm excited see what they've got this season!

  • Hello again!!

  • do you remember Yuuko?

  • In the video that I did in Tsuruga last time

  • I think we were standing in this same order, too!

  • Yeah, but we're back and I got to meet Yuuko again.

  • This time she let me eat delicious Echizen Crabs

  • which are only available in this season!

  • But I also have to eat something a little different

  • We don't normally eat it in the States, but I ate the...

  • the "kani-miso" (brown meat)

  • You made me eat it!!!

  • LOL!YEP!!

  • How was it, honestly???

  • It was a little bitter, but still good!

  • It really tasted like scrambled eggs!

  • But...with a little bitterness to it.

  • So I'm having new experiences again thanks to Yuuko.

  • Thank you!!

  • There's are snow crabs all across the Japan sea

  • across the bay and along the coast

  • but in Tsuruga they specifically call it "Echizen Crab"

  • which refers to what they sell here,

  • a local delicacy that can only be found here,

  • in winter, during these months.

  • So we're at just the right place, and just the right time!

  • Ok, it's ready!!!

  • We've made it to the famous Echizen crab!

  • So one of the places we're visiting in Tsuruga,

  • I didn't get to see it last time so it's my first time now

  • this is almost like a museum

  • but this was a house over 100 years ago

  • that's now been converted into this place with an exhibit

  • of these adorable little

  • traditional "washi" paper doll figurines!

  • They're depicting these beautiful scenes.

  • At a glance it looks like cute dolls or just adorable Japanese figurines

  • but when you really look closely you start to see

  • all of the tiny, intricate details

  • and also the humor of the original artist!

  • There's little cats and little dogs,

  • and in the little books there are even words written inside

  • Oh! look little dogs over here. They're so cute!

  • The actual figurines don't have any faces on them

  • because you're supposed to impose your own expression onto their faces

  • but looking at them, their bodies still show so much movement

  • and so much expression just in the way they're placed

  • So it's really easy to kind of put yourself into the scene

  • and reimagine it

  • each one is a different scene but

  • they're all so fun and extra whimsical!

  • These are just a few snapshots from my point of view

  • But the full TV episode is actually online now for anyone to stream and enjoy.

  • So thank you to everyone who watched the live broadcast on NHK and for those of you about to watch

  • You won't expect the surprising history

  • And the century-old link to the world that often goes untold.

  • Let me know what you guys think in a comment below

  • I'll see you guys next time, bye!

[ TSURUGA ]

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Eating GIANT Japanese Snow Crab || Cosplaying for the 1st time!

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    Summer posted on 2020/04/28
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