“Toro is junk food for low income earners.”
August 25, 2010 4:26 PM Subscribe
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"The Japanese Tradition" was a series of nine short, parody "How To" videos that gently mocked the formality of Japanese culture, from comedy duo Rahmens
) and Japan Culture Lab. They're available on DVD,
but nearly all of them can be seen on YouTube, including Sushi
They're impeccable pastiches of cultural instruction videos -- How To guides to the correct use of chopsticks, paper-folding, sparring, the etiquette of family holidays, how to make rice balls, the way of tea, the rituals of apology, the eating of sushi and how to clap in time.
The Japanese Tradition
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7. Rice Balls
Similar series from Rahmens:
* Love Relationships Part 1: Theory
* Love Relationships Part 2: Theory
* Love Relationships Part 3: Practice
* Love Relationships Part 4: Practice
Rahmens were also responsible for the Japanese versions of Apple's "Get A Mac"
"The Japanese ad scripts are almost unrecognisable, because bragging about your strengths is considered stupid and rude. Instead, the Mac shows class by remaining sophisticated, humble and controlled in the face of the PC’s increasing overconfidence and excitement. The punch lines, it’s safe to say, are lost in translation."
4. Nengajo - New Year's Cards
5. Pie Chart
9. Microsoft Office
10. Home Movie