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yarn
Post #582486
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11:02 am, Jan 1 2013
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Anime merch. Heck, yeah!

Autumn flower
Post #582489
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11:44 am, Jan 1 2013
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I can't chose between buy atone of manga merchandise and visit all the famous landmarks roll

drunkguy
Post #582536
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11:05 pm, Jan 1 2013
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Being the degenerate I am, I'd probably waste a bunch on pachinko and cheap sake. Surprised that was in the listing. I missed it and just put down stuffing myself. dead

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nowyat
Post #582548
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12:52 am, Jan 2 2013
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I love that rabbit. drunkguy is cool. I forgot about sake. *changes mind for the fifth time*

vak0160
Post #582588 - Reply to (#582242) by themasterwarlord
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7:49 am, Jan 2 2013
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+1
Why I never thought about that.

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Dionaea
Post #582594 - Reply to (#582442) by philip72
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10:22 am, Jan 2 2013
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I was thinking the same, if money isn't an issue, then why isn't there a 'play monopoly for real' option bigrazz

Dionaea
Post #582596 - Reply to (#582242) by themasterwarlord
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10:27 am, Jan 2 2013
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OMG O.O And I thought I was thinking big LOL XD +1

Dionaea
Post #582597 - Reply to (#582379) by forror
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10:31 am, Jan 2 2013
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So true... I love buying CDs, so I was considering ordering Kalafina's entire repertoire, but I can buy a truckload of CDs here for the money a single one of their albums costs...

sensualaoi
Post #582676
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1:15 am, Jan 3 2013
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I'm disappointed school won. This is why so many manga/anime/VNs have the same boring setting. As an older folk I can hardly stand the school setting anymore.

That3rdGuy
Post #582687
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3:20 am, Jan 3 2013
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Buy a plane. Go home. Japan is overrated IMO. laugh

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mysstris
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6:42 am, Jan 3 2013
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I wish i could choose more than one option =(
if money wasn't an issue then I'd just tell every store I go to to have at least one of everything and get it sent the house I purchase =D. No need to waste time looking around. I can do it all in a few hours probably. (if i get something I don't want/need, I'll sell it on ebay)
1. buy ton of anime/manga merchandise
2. big purchases
3. department store goods
4. electronics at akihabara

Then for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I'll stuff myself with food =D (5)
Then I'll head off a maid cafe (6) just to see what it's like for some coffee or something.
Dinner at a matsuri (7) at night
spend the night at an onsen (8) =D

There, I could have 8 things done in those 24 hours!
If I have time, I'll go for the famous landmarks =D

@That3rdGuy

Even overrated places have things you can buy stuff in. Like you said, "buy a plane" that's in the category of "buy big purchases"

Last edited by mysstris at 6:54 am, Jan 3

Naoli
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12:06 am, Jan 4 2013
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I choose big purchases since that practically means living there, so then I can do everything else after xD

If there's no conditions after the 24hrs that is~~


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nowyat
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7:57 am, Jan 5 2013
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How to visit a temple (I'm still into this poll a week later...)

Behave calmly and respectfully. Show your respect by making a short prayer in front of the sacred object. Do so by throwing a coin into the offering box, followed by a short prayer.

At some temples, visitors burn incense (osenko) in large incense burners. Purchase a bundle, light them, let them burn for a few seconds and then extinguish the flame by waving your hand rather than by blowing it out. Finally, put the incense into the incense burner and fan some smoke towards yourself as the smoke is believed to have healing power. For example, fan some smoke towards your shoulder if you have an injured shoulder.

When entering temple buildings, you may be required to take off your shoes. Leave your shoes on the shelves at the entrance or take them with you in plastic bags provided at some temples. Wear nice socks.

Traditionally, you are not supposed to visit a shrine if you are sick, have an open wound or are mourning because these are considered causes of impurity.

At the purification fountain near the shrine's entrance, take one of the ladles provided, fill it with fresh water and rinse both hands. Then transfer some water into your cupped hand, rinse your mouth and spit the water beside the fountain. You are not supposed to transfer the water directly from the ladle into your mouth or swallow the water. You will notice that quite a few visitors skip the mouth rinsing part or the purification ritual altogether.

At the offering hall, throw a coin into the offering box, bow deeply twice, clap your hands twice, bow deeply once more and pray for a few seconds. If there is some type of gong, use it before praying in order to get the kami's attention.

Photography is usually permitted at shrines. Watch for signs.

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(It sounds hard. I see me starting a major structural/wildfire while trying to put out the incense by waving my hand. Perhaps one can just stay home in one's own country and get the kami's attention by ringing a bell while wearing nice socks. Me not setting Japan on fire will be of greater economic benefit to them than me making multiple offerings.)

P.S. Temples have smoke, shrines have water. A temple is Buddhist, a shrine is Shinto. Then it gets into messy discussion of whether the Emporer is a buddha. Personally, I think Shinto is more homey than Buddhism, but I'm a philosopher and accept all the useful bits.

Got my info from http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2057.html

P.S. Why is it bad luck to blow out a flame, candle or otherwise in so many cultures? *off to order new socks!*

Last edited by nowyat at 10:04 am, Jan 5

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