View Full Version : "Made in Japan-Nakaya Edition"

April 11th, 2013, 07:14 PM
Some of the SF Pen Posse were featured in a Japanese TV show that did a segment on Nakaya.



April 12th, 2013, 04:36 PM
0:45-1:05 - I sincerely hope that was a stunt double and not Lord Windemere that S.F. "Iron Chef" was waving around.
What a fate - turned into Seafood bisque and served in a hollowed out bread roll :cry:

Knowing Japanese would help a lot "Made in Japan" was the only English phrase I heard.

The pen making from 11mins looked interesting. Fascinating to see the hand tooled threads being applied with four starting points or spirals.

It was also amusing with the Japanese language overdubs. Or do most San Franciscans speak Japanese now ?

April 12th, 2013, 05:20 PM
We were all dubbed. It was funny to hear our dubbed voices and compare them to our normal voices. They even dubbed Ethernautrix's giggle.

Unfortunately, only a small part of our Pen Posse at Peter's made it into the final cut.

April 12th, 2013, 09:33 PM
The funniest parts were where they dubbed in the ooohs when the camera shot something made in Japan. However I still can't get over the way they cut those multiple treads into the pen barrel. I wonder if the cap is done the same way or it is only a single screw thread.

April 12th, 2013, 10:17 PM
I love that video so much !!!

Watched it at least 5 times now...

April 16th, 2013, 02:36 PM
The funniest parts were reading the google translated captions:

"I was interested in the underwear of 3 children..." wuh-what..?

I liked the bit at the end with the two craftsmen watching the video. You could see they were a bit embarrassed, but also really proud.

April 26th, 2013, 05:04 PM
Aaargh. I should NOT have watched that. Now I have to order another Nakaya. DARN IT!


April 30th, 2013, 08:25 PM
It was also amusing with the Japanese language overdubs. Or do most San Franciscans speak Japanese now ?

The TV show airs only in Japan. The producers sent us DVDs -- my mother watched the whole show, which is 90 minutes or so, but I haven't asked her for a translation yet.

Also, "San Francisco" is Japanese for Osaka.


April 30th, 2013, 08:34 PM
Also, "San Francisco" is Japanese for Osaka.


Ha! Ha! Ha!

UK Mike
May 7th, 2013, 04:45 PM
Very nice video - naturally I understood every word (not!)

I enjoyed watching the 4 start barrel thread being cut - very much a handcrafted method of cutting.

May 8th, 2013, 12:16 PM
Your pen posse looks like a lot of fun.

May 9th, 2013, 06:41 AM
I really love this video. I've watched it twice now and both times I've appreciated my pen so much more.