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#364371 - 02/28/08 11:09 AM Re: culture differences [Re: chofukainoa]
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maybe thats actually a pink mushroom?

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#364372 - 02/28/08 11:37 AM Re: culture differences [Re: chofukainoa]
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This actually sounds like a neat past-time. Depending on what's in the bowl...of course.

Quote:

I think there was something in the incense they were sniffing a thousand years ago, too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dd%C5%8D



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#364373 - 02/29/08 09:29 AM Re: culture differences [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Nice try. Definitely isn't a mushroom. Here are some more pictures on web pages:
http://www.tomuraya.co.jp/wakamiya-10.htm
http://www.kt.rim.or.jp/~sokohaka/chin-man/kanamara_m.html

There's even a comment along the lines of "The foreign tourist is really getting into it."

Extra points if you can spot the demon version of the female equivalent (hint: it is a painting in the second link).

I have always meant to go to this festival, and this year I just might have to!

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#364374 - 01/22/09 06:03 PM Re: culture differences [Re: MattJ]
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kissing a sumo wrestler?! kissing a hispanic? that pic - whoah! what happened to the world? lol
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#364375 - 01/28/09 05:02 PM Re: culture differences [Re: hedkikr]
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A while back I read Wal-Mart had to discontinue some of its team-building, pep-rally type activities in Germany because the employees just weren't having it. Seems the German workers felt asking adults to jump around and shout silly slogans was stupid, childish brain-washing. Good for them!

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