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    Some of the SF Pen Posse were featured in a Japanese TV show that did a segment on Nakaya.




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    0:45-1:05 - I sincerely hope that was a stunt double and not Lord Windemere that S.F. "Iron Chef" was waving around.
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    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 ?
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    Default Re: "Made in Japan-Nakaya Edition"

    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.

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    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.
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    I love that video so much !!!

    Watched it at least 5 times now...

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    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.
    "What are moon-letters?" asked the hobbit full of excitement. He loved maps, as I have told you before; and he also loved runes and letters, and cunning handwriting, though when he wrote himself it was a bit thin and spidery.

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    Aaargh. I should NOT have watched that. Now I have to order another Nakaya. DARN IT!

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    Default Re: "Made in Japan-Nakaya Edition"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    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.

    *Giggle*

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    Default Re: "Made in Japan-Nakaya Edition"

    Quote Originally Posted by ethernautrix View Post


    Also, "San Francisco" is Japanese for Osaka.

    *Giggle*
    Ha! Ha! Ha!

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    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.
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    Default Re: "Made in Japan-Nakaya Edition"

    Your pen posse looks like a lot of fun.

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    Default Re: "Made in Japan-Nakaya Edition"

    I really love this video. I've watched it twice now and both times I've appreciated my pen so much more.

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    Default Re: "Made in Japan-Nakaya Edition"

    Had to bump this back up after discovering this thread in the archives! The actual Nakaya video starts at 07:40 in. Interesting to see how some parts of the Nakaya ebonite work still use human pedal-power to run the lathe. Pity they didn't have a video of the actual urushi work being done in Wajima, though that is outside of Nakaya's factory. I had read how the employees at Nakaya are all retired from decades of work at the Platinum factory and are doing this to keep busy. Shows it's true and not hype.

    It was nice to match-up some faces from the SF Pen Posse to names.
    "What are moon-letters?" asked the hobbit full of excitement. He loved maps, as I have told you before; and he also loved runes and letters, and cunning handwriting, though when he wrote himself it was a bit thin and spidery.

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    Default Re: "Made in Japan-Nakaya Edition"

    This video inspired me to start making pens and learn Urushi

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