Our trip to Japan travel VLOG – ARNE & CARLOS

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hi everybody and welcome to YouTube channel we are as always your hosts chorus and we're in Tokyo or in Tokyo we're gonna be doing something new we're doing a travel blog so travel travel video long so you can see what we're doing but we're not at home yeah we're just gonna show you around and show you a little bit about our life while we travel and we do stuff in other countries so stay tuned we're here in Tokyo and today we are having lunch in a traditional Japanese noodle plants finally we got the window honest having the udon noodle I'm having the soba noodle I think I might have order over ordered a little bit but you can ask for a doggie bag Alice it would be good so as we say Japanese eat atacama okay little cocky mass so it means one Appetit let's enjoy our noodles [Applause] we're in Tokyo in dim mojo this is the office of our Tokyo or Japan agent the Nordic culture Japan and our agent is Setsu Inoue and we are coming to say hello and to go through the program that we have this week while we're in Japan so we come inside and let's have a look we're here in the office of our agent in OS X oh yeah our agency here in Japan they specialize in Nordic culture and introduction of Nordic culture in Japan so Setsu is a trained music therapist and you bring a lot of musicians from Norway to Japan she speaks very good Norwegian and good English and we have been together with since 2012 yes when setzer discovered us and brought us to Japan so we have been published here several books we have a lot of different projects that we work together with you and one of the big projects that we work with now is the Tohoku project Tohoku was an area that the area that got very badly hit by the tsunami in 2011 and there's been a lot of work here in Japan to revitalize the area again and we have been involved in this in 2014 we went to tono and – how good to do workshops and to encourage the people to do their their crochet they do and for example coasters like this that we design and then they are sold in the very exclusive stores all over Japan which has been a big success and now we are here planning we're having a reception tomorrow at the Norwegian Embassy and this is the guest list and and when you come from Europe traveling for so many hours and you're a little bit jet-lagged it's always good to know who's coming it's the the the guest list is not our responsibility it's Setsu in collaboration with the people from the Tohoku project so it's good to go through it and see who is coming and kind of take some notes whether we remember some people from previous times it's always good to know have a little idea so going through the guest list before an event is something we do enjoy yeah so do you have anything to add no you're tired I'm just like yeah we arrived yesterday 11 hours from Paris so yeah long flights but it's good it's good to to be prepared [Applause] here's our 1 tip for anybody coming to Tokyo if you love books as much as we do Daikanyama sattaiah this is a great great bookstore it's one of our favorite in the whole world that we visited there is a great cafe or there's several great cafes books in all languages actually foreign language Japanese this magazines does everything and it's such a beautiful area all you need there's all you need here so keep it in mind more Daikanyama Daikanyama is a great area in tokyo and you want to come to its entire books we've actually done book signings here before and two times twice yeah and held lectures here but no just for shopping yes today we're going shopping just shopping we're a bit camera shy and we're not sure we're allowed to take any video inside so we're not gonna film inside because we don't want dare to ask anybody and we'll go in there now and enjoy a little bit of a browse through the book so see you later okay now we're going to visit Amin you are clearly old friend of ours from the project with Tohoku that we wait a little because we don't for him and so he likes hot so this is the Embassy's reception hall where we are hosting are we being hosted by the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo we will have guests coming here there's going to be a lecture presentation and after that the chairs magically disappeared the food comes in the wine and there will be a lovely reception with all our guests the press and everybody who is been invited to join us yes okay two thousand nine twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen yes you're right it's the sixth time we're here in the embassy another way to test the power point sound foremost space let's go coffee [Laughter] good evening everybody we don't just talk by thanking didi and the seat for supporting us every time we come to Japan and also a big thank you to say bringing us over for this project is mustafa-bhai they don't be now we're on the Shinkansen train from Tokyo to Osaka she comes that's like the bullet train or if it's very fast suit breaks price takes about two and a half two hours and get to Osaka so those really fast will be passing Mount Fuji in about an hour looking forward to that maybe we can get a get it on film I don't know then we are going to meet our fans we have a fan club and also a fan meeting there's a fan club meeting today you're gonna enjoy having it the bird at least one in three hours but I guess there will be a lot of talking and pictures and signings a lot of fun yeah and it's day six in Japan so we're over argentite now feeling very vital and refreshed on the other side see you in okay Carl last day in Tokyo what are you eating double-decker we are still in Tokyo today is our last day we are in interesting afraid to say the least the old railway station yeah yeah it's that it's cool we decided that this was a great place to kind of sum up our trip to Tokyo we live in the train station we are in a cafe in the train station the trains are coming in from both sides if they see this close Akihabara which is the technical or the techno town yeah that's where all the electronics people go to buy electronics there and all the manga caricatures and yeah it's it's it's a crazy place so we done some serious yeah you will see you later and Akihabara is behind us behind these buildings so it's pretty cool we've had six eight eight pretty cool days in Japan been enjoying our trip a lot started out with meetings are being the office of our agents then we did the kickoff for which is the big project that we are involved in and it's now official that we are the guest creative directors of the first of all we look forward to that we've been working with the Touhou project since a long time since few years maybe two years after the tsunami hit the area and we got involved and we've been involved with the sentiments it's great to be able to help revitalize an area that actually got devastated by a terrible natural did we go anywhere yes which is also pretty cool really cool a lot of people in three years it's been three years since pretty nice and we have a lot of interesting meetings so we haven't been able to film in all the meetings because they've been secret you can tell everything yesterday we spent a long time with our editors sorry with our publisher in Japan which is called nihongo and they also published a series of different magazines and mini quilting yeah so there's a lot of projects and then of course other meetings with other partners that we collaborate you know you've seen when we travel great food oh my god let's talk about let's talk about tell you about favorite let's talk about food okay so every food is Japanese well Japanese was amazing I have favorite foods in many other countries as well but I love about Japan is that more Japanese foods you can come here and as long as you stick to Japanese food eat as much as you want you don't gain any weight you lose weight and you lose a little bit of weight because the food here is super healthy it's very well-balanced they've got great balance between carbs and protein and fat and they have a lot of beans here this not only soya beans but a great deal of different variations of things the fresh fish which is really really delicious yeah that was great we had the steamed oh we had a great vintage Japanese vegan meal that was incredible and I love the sashimi first day in Tokyo we had sashimi in a sashimi place and tonight before we get on our to play more sashimi and the new mission and some I guess we just have to eat the ATP because it's gonna be our last meal for this trip and then we have next year to the 14 new trip to Japan to me to revisit all our all our friends and they're very nice carry one of them definitely one of our favorite countries to travel it's very well organized it's clean people are so kind and friendly and it doesn't even matter that we don't speak Japanese because everybody here is so willing to help really the kindness of people around I mean not the kindness people in the world because just a lot of kind people all the time people there's a lot of kindness but in the direction how do you say to keep your eyes keep your eyes peeled will be releasing information oh no as beautiful party sadly hit by the tsunami yeah it's very important that you don't forget about these places just because it's eight years ago doesn't necessarily mean that things are great their pigs are actually really great there but it would be great for people to enjoy the area we've gotten all our most of our stuff and and for everybody who keeps complaining because there's a lot of you guys complaining about our really bad scissors yesterday we went to an amazing store in Tokyo kind of like a local a local store there's a lot of especially 60s store that specializes in knives and scissors the next time it looks like many will show me the good assistant our fantastic Japanese scissors that we got is updated and we got two knives as well vegetable knives and they were actually they did the finishing touches before our eyes kind of like we've finally selected our knife they did the final finish there with the stone and water and yeah so amazing and then we have a gorgeous they've told us they told us how to care for ours so that we never have dead senses again so if you ever see us in a new video and we have dead scissors we truly yell at us in the comments remember that we have three tutorials every Sunday at 6 p.m. a century European time which is 11 a.m. just under time in North America hope you enjoy this video we both do if you did what should you do enjoy the video big thumbs up the iron condors family is growing every day and we get more and more subscribers so if you're not subscribing but still enjoy it really would not be able to subscribe we hope to see we like to see some of you next year in northern Japan next year we have a great time Oh guaranteed making a great food company absolutely the best yeah so thank you for watching and see you again next Sunday you


29 Comments

Judy Dickens · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Did you sleep on a Futon??

Summer King · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Loved the video gentlemen, great to see all the places you visited. And cheers for the recommendation for Tsutaya Books – can't wait to visit it in September. Had to laugh though when the lady held the menu which listed a 'gluten meat fly' in the Klasina Vegan restaurant ๐Ÿ™‚

Janette Box · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Dear Arne and Carlos, thank you for sharing your travel vlog with us, I really enjoyed. Like yourselves I love Japan…especially the wonderful craft stores. Hoping to return again, one day. Best wishes to you both.

Jane Jaurigui · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Thank you Arnie and Carlos for sharing your trip to Japan

Ana Maria Silva · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

I love video!๐Ÿ™‹

LilChi1964 · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Loved it ๐Ÿ’•. Please make more vlogs of your travels

Thadis Bostock · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Arne & Carlos, thank you for sharing your trip to Japan and involvement with tsunami community. The meals looked so delicious. Please share more travel vlogs.

Margaret Blair · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Loved this travel blog. I look forward to seeing more of your adventures. Great to see what you guys do. You both are so encouraging with all you do. And the energy you share is fabulous. Hope to meet you this fall in Virginia.

Barbara Vickers · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Loved visiting Japan by watching your video. I hope to visit there next year too. Yes, please do more videos like this.

Lynette ruest · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Thank you for sharing your travel to Japan! I loved the video. I have a question – during the segment with your fan club I saw a woman at the end of the table just as the clip was ending that seemed to be wearing a cardigan that had sleeves finished on lower half with crocheted flowers that looked very much like your flowers from one of your afghans. I loved the look of this sweater. It would be interesting to work your crocheted flowers it into a sweater pattern.

YaYa · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

At 6:36 I thought at first it was your Hedvig blanket (which Iโ€™m working on this very moment) but then I realized itโ€™s quite different, but I still love it.๐Ÿค— Is there a pattern for this in English?

Areli Avendaรฑo · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

I like it very much, when you show landscapes of your house, and your trips, I would love to travel, but for now my health does not allow it. Thank you very much for taking me to know different places and cultures. May you always be well, wherever you are, and wherever you go. hugs, and kisses to both of you.

Barb Smith · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

I really enjoyed this travel vlog ! I have had quite a week with your inspiration, put the finishing touches on my insect hotel, signed up for the Knit Stars course , listened to your interview on the Vogue podcast and bought a ticket to see you in Canada ! You bring joy to my world, enjoy your week ! Thank you !

Gail Miller · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Thanks for sharing,

Debbie Albright · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

What a wonderful Japan trip. Thank You for sharing!

Avril Plummer · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Very enjoyable, thank you xxxx Avril xx

Morninglory WI · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

So cool. Thank you for taking us along on your excellent adventure to Japan!

LifeInAlaska · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

domo harigato

Heleen van der Laanq · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Really nice to see this travel vlog. Keep on doing it!

Patricia Hoffmann · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

This was great – perhaps you could add voice-over narration, such as talking about the gardens you filmed, etc.

Jody Francis · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Arigato! Sunday Funday international style!! Looks like a fantastic trip. Thank you for bringing us along. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy the day!

Knitnut246 Connie · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Enjoyed that vlog very very much.

CH2517Joan · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Very nice that you were able to get involved in such a good cause, and the relationships that grew out of that over the years.

It is fun to see that people at the other side of the world enjoy what you share as much as we do. Needlework is such a uniting activity.

Michelle Setzer · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

What a delightful travelogue! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Safe travels and be in the moment and enjoy!

Mabel Ruiz · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Good afternoon, what a wonderful trip, the Japanese, are polite and friendly, have a great time, enjoy, fulfill all your expectations, I admire you so much, that I told you about a friend, who is following you, take care of yourself, ๐Ÿ˜

Lola2248 · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Hi Arne and Carlos! ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVED watching this travel video! I felt as if I were right there with you! I have been unable to travel for well over 20 years now. I tame, find homes for feral cats, kittens. It's a lot of work, responsibility but I LOVE what I do! THANK YOU for all you do for those so incredibly devastated by the tsunami. It just breaks my heart to think of how many lives were lost, families torn apart. You both are a gift to those affected, helping to make things better! As always, sending blessings to you both! Have an AMAZING new week!

Maggie Edberg · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Tack ! Vilken trevlig video ๐Ÿ‘

Christina Hees · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Keep those VLOGS coming! Great ๐Ÿ˜€

Mom Grandma · July 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

Love your haircuts, thanks for taking us along, beautiful city, itโ€™s winter there, now back to the heat in Norway.

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