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Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 2:03:55 PM   
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Went with a friend to Yasukuni Shrine (dedicated to the Japanese war dead) to celebrate cherry blossom season. We managed to go at peak blossom. Some pics from the museum there. I did pray for electronic souls of the various Japanese units I have theoretically destroyed over the years




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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 2:05:13 PM   
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Previous photo was a Kaiten and long lance torpedo




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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 2:08:32 PM   
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A dive bomber




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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 2:12:07 PM   
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Previous pic is me in front of zero

Last pic is me corralling a scary enemy combatant in front of the cherry blossoms




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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 2:43:40 PM   
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read from Lockwood's book this is the only IJN weapon he want all usn subs to have

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 2:55:46 PM   
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The Long Lance was an incredible weapon. A brilliant engineering feat...

some info
https://www.history.navy.mil/about-us/leadership/director/directors-corner/h-grams/h-gram-008/h-008-3.html



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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 3:39:39 PM   
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Thank you.

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The Long Lance was an incredible weapon. A brilliant engineering feat...

some info
https://www.history.navy.mil/about-us/leadership/director/directors-corner/h-grams/h-gram-008/h-008-3.html


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. . . at the battle off Samar in October 1944, a desperately lucky 5-inch shot from the fleeing escort carrier White Plains (CVE-66) hit the heavy cruiser Chokai in the torpedo bank and she had to be scuttled.


It does not matter the size what of hits you if it lands in a vulnerable spot!




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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 3:46:11 PM   
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A dive bomber





How many dives have you bombed in?

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 4:09:27 PM   
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I plead the 5th... Some of those dives should never been seen in public.

Some though, were/are quite memorable!


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How many dives have you bombed in?



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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/28/2021 4:10:07 PM   
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Previous pic is me in front of zero

Last pic is me corralling a scary enemy combatant in front of the cherry blossoms





Oh yes, those unbeatable HQ support squads...

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 1:39:21 AM   
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Anybody ever tell you you look like Dave Berry?

I stumbled on peak cherry blossoms in Gyeongju, Korea on Sunday. Traffic was no bueno. I've never seen so many cherry blossom trees as I have there, and I used to live in Tokyo. By the way, the Korean version of the blossom is whiter. Not much pink at all.

EDIT: By the way, one difference between Japan and Korea is while Koreans like the scenery, and they will crowd the good cherry blossom spots, they don't lay out blankets under the trees and get ripped to the gills.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 5:53:01 AM   
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Watching japanese get rip roaring drunk under the cherry blossoms is a rather funny spectator sport.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 1:02:51 PM   
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Watching japanese get rip roaring drunk under the cherry blossoms is a rather funny spectator sport.


Why be a spectator?

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 1:20:03 PM   
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The Japanese do like their drinks. What other country has vending machines for beer. Or airport beer dispensers that actually tilt the glass to get the pour right? When I was working and I visited Japan the team would take me out every night. The team was mostly female and smaller/lighter than me but they would drink me under the table. Whereas as when I was in London I could easily put my UK co-workers under the table.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 1:21:33 PM   
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I saw beer vending machines before.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 2:36:03 PM   
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where? I wouldn't think in the US.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 2:57:42 PM   
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No, and yet kinda, sorta yes.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 4:14:28 PM   
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where? I wouldn't think in the US.

When I was in Germany in 1977 there was a beer vending machine in our transit quarters. Unfortunately I was only there overnight and did not have the local currency for the machine ...

But pouring beer into a glass at the airport makes sense to prevent people trying to take it on the aircraft. A machine that does that would be something to see!

But could you get the machine to make it warm for UK travelers?

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 4:18:22 PM   
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Also meant to mention the Japanese "beer bomb" served up at the local Ichiban restaurant. A nearly full beer glass is primed with a shot glass of sake floating in it. When the customer takes the glass they give a bomb toast and then quickly push the sake shot under and drink quickly while the beer foams rapidly. The idea is to keep the foam from exploding out of the glass. Of course it is the customer who gets bombed!

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/30/2021 4:30:35 PM   
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Take a German bier in a glass bottle. Hit that bottle with another bottle. it will foam up and the owner of that bottle will try to drink it fast so the bier will not spill. After all, that would be alcohol abuse - improper use of alcohol. Of course, the idea is to keep switching the bottle when the person is not looking and then keep doing that with the next bier.

But that Japanese beverage also sounds like a boilermaker.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/31/2021 2:36:52 AM   
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In my experience Korean men can outdrink Japanese men, although the culture of getting sloshed with your co-workers every night is fading. Quite some time ago I had a summer gig at an investment bank in Tokyo and I noticed the gals could definitely slug down the namas (draft beers) better than their male peers. Soon after that I had a gig in Korea where it was me and 30 Korean helo engineers in one bullpen. I had to exchange glasses of soju with every one of those gents (and the secretary) one night at a promotion party for three of us and the good thing about that was they assigned a junior guy to make sure I got home OK. Koreans also have a soju bomb, which is another version of the boilermaker.

One thing you won't see is Koreans drinking much during the day or outside. If you look around a park on the weekend and you see a group of people drinking beer, it's likely to be expats.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/31/2021 6:17:13 PM   
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I'm sure the beer dispensing machines could deliver room temp beer. One of most distressing experiences when I lived in London was when colleagues of mine would order Budweiser.....

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/31/2021 7:12:39 PM   
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I'm sure the beer dispensing machines could deliver room temp beer. One of most distressing experiences when I lived in London was when colleagues of mine would order Budweiser.....

I guess you could call them Busch league beer drinkers ...

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/31/2021 8:00:43 PM   
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Indeed. The locals were impressed with a Yanks ability to hold my booze. Then one night one of them 'hang on you are Irish too' Made them all feel better that a 'standard' Yank could drink them under the table. At the expense of an Irish stereotype.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/31/2021 8:01:55 PM   
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First generation, but do carry both passports. Comes in handy.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 3/31/2021 9:04:48 PM   
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I'm sure the beer dispensing machines could deliver room temp beer. One of most distressing experiences when I lived in London was when colleagues of mine would order Budweiser.....

I guess you could call them Busch league beer drinkers ...


I have enjoyed good Budweiser Bier. But it came from Czechoslovakia . . .


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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 4/1/2021 1:32:17 AM   
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ber 1944, a desperately lucky 5-inch shot from the fleeing escort carrier White Plains (CVE-66) hit the heavy cruiser Chokai in the torpedo bank and she had to be scuttled.

It does not matter the size what of hits you if it lands in a vulnerable spot!





not really. but I love the pic. :P

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 4/1/2021 6:08:44 PM   
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Good old Budvar. Though if you go to a Prague beer hall you get the really good stuff.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 4/1/2021 6:12:29 PM   
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And other than the Chokai didn't a few other IJN CAs suffer from their own torps? Big warheads and oxygen propulsion made them a bit volatile. Maybe Mikuma at Midway? I'm sure someone knows the 'events' off the top of their head.

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RE: Cherry Blossom Season At Yasukuni Shrine - 4/1/2021 6:19:29 PM   
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Suzuya also suffered from friendly torpedoes at Samar. The same battle as Chokai.

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