/ NEW ARTICLE: Bouldering in Ogawayama
Sound good? Read more from Jonas Wiklund - http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=264
Really good article.
just had a look thru and it seems a very excellent and well informative article...well done! love the excuses translations
Anyone else think that the Japanese for "almost, but not quite" seems a bit like Oh Shit??
Nice article, thanks. A shame it wasn't out earlier in the year! I was in Ogawayama in June and really wanted to find the Whale boulder (which I'd climbed on many years earlier with Japanese friends) - but it was elusive.
Are you based in Japan at the moment?
Oh yes, small point of correction: blowing your nose in public is not bad manners. It's a sandbag, perpetuated by those consultants that earn a crust advising businessmen on cultural differences. The Japanese do find large protuberant gaijin noses a great source of amusement, which would be accentuated by a trumpeting nose-blow, but they are not offended as such.
It's blowing your nose into a handkerchief and then carrying your snot around in your pocket which is considerd rather unpleasant .And let's face it,they do have a point.
Excellent article .
Anyway. I mostly put it in 'cause it sounds funny.
Sorry that the article wasn't available earlier. I did send it to a magazine, but they never replied, which I took to understand as that they thought the article was so embarrassingly bad that it was better to completely ignore me and hope the problem goes away by it self. A sign as good as any that I've spend to long time in Japan, I suppose...
Their loss - good piece, with a ready supply of good images, too.
Great article, Jonas, and thanks for the plug.
Thank you Neil. Btw, the map goes well with the directions on your site. If you want, and the good people of ukclimbing don't mind, I can send you the map as a pdf for your site.
I like the topos in Kitayama's book, but I'm not the only one who find his maps borderline useless.
> Thank you Neil. Btw, the map goes well with the directions on your site. If you want, and the good people of ukclimbing don't mind, I can send you the map as a pdf for your site.
Yes, I'd like to use the pdf - what do the the good people of ukclimbing say?
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