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    Well, we have our samurai LARPers, I guess the Japanese have theirs ...

    BillC
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    Post by BillC Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:17 am

    This just came in over the transom from Zuckerberg and friends ...

    https://www.facebook.com/japanarmoredbattleleague

    There is a related web site ...

    http://www.castletintagel.com/english/

    NBK ... you should be all over this ...

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    Post by NBK Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:47 am

    Actually, I got over it the first time I saw it, which was a Renaissance Fair in 1984 or so. Thirty years on, I guess some folks never got over it....
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    Post by BillC Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:09 pm

    NBK wrote:Actually, I got over it the first time I saw it, which was a Renaissance Fair in 1984 or so.  Thirty years on, I guess some folks never got over it....  

    In Japan in 1984?

    Sure, the SCA has been around for a while and they are sometimes kinda creepy and serious. I just find it funny ... we got our guys in the US who want to dress up like samurai and play ninja in a Japan that never was ... in Japan there are people that want to dress and play Sir Lancelot in a Camelot that never was. And that they are taking the trouble to try to sell to me via Facebook.

    Then there are your steampunk buddies and Bartitsu ...

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    Post by NBK Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:13 pm

    No, it was a Renaissance Fair in northern CA someplace in the early 1980's, I forget. I do remember guys in tights and homemade armor, prancing and clanking around. At least there is a cultural link for most western cultures to Renaissance era Europe. There is a preservation angle that I can appreciate.

    You bring up a good point - I try to imagine the opposites of such oddball changes.

    When I see the self proclaimed 'soke' of some made-up martial art, I imagine some Japanese guy in Saitama proclaiming himself a 'Kentucky colonel', wearing a waistcoat, a long bow tie and sporting a handlebar moustache. It just doesn't work, does it?
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    Post by BillC Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:32 pm

    NBK wrote:When I see the self proclaimed 'soke' of some made-up martial art, I imagine some Japanese guy in Saitama proclaiming himself a 'Kentucky colonel', wearing a waistcoat, a long bow tie and sporting a handlebar moustache.    It just doesn't work, does it?  

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