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    Talking Konnichiwa from Tokyo

    Konnichiwa/feasgar math/hello from Tokyo!

    Thanks for letting me join your online community.

    I finally found the courage (and money) to get a kilt, and I found a lot of helpful information from this forum for navigating the process. Thank you!

    Took it for a spin at the local plum blossom viewing festival in Tokyo (an event people sometimes dress in traditional clothing like kimono for):
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    Lots of double takes, but not a word from anyone.

    Looking forward to talking with and learning from you.

    Cheers,

    Tyler

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    One of the former Forum Moderators used to live in Japan and wore his kilt almost daily.

    I am not sure if they are still active, but at least two other forum members are Japanese.
    Steve Ashton
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    Welcome from Western Canada. About 10 years ago I visited Japan for 10 days and wore a kilt every day. No one said anything but all the school girls wanted a picture with the strange gaijin, and practice their English.
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
    A. A. Milne

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    Welcome from San Diego!

    Is that Macdonald tartan?
    Descendant of the Gillises and MacDonalds of North Morar.

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    Red face

    Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

    Yeah, I imagine that young Japanese kids would be less reserved. The only time I've ever seen anyone in a kilt in Japan was during the World Rugby Cup this past summer, but I've stumbled across a few webpages for Scottish societies, bagpipe bands, highland games, and even a kiltmaker in Gifu Prefecture!

    Yes, it's a muted MacDonald tartan from House of Edgar.

    Here's what I've found so far, if you know of other groups/events in Japan, I'd love to hear.

    Tokyo Pipe Band
    https://www.facebook.com/TokyoPipeBand

    Japan-Scotland Society
    http://www.japan-scotland.jp/

    Okinawa Highland Games
    https://www.facebook.com/USAGOkinawa...3965444638636/

    Gifu kiltmaker
    https://www.handmadekilts.com/

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    Welcome to the “Great Rabble”!
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    from Toronto, you look wonderful in your outfit, well done. My experience with Highland wear is that even though people may not know what is correct, they recognize it when they see it. Again welcome to the forum.

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    Welcome from a Scotsman living in the English midlands. You're outfit looks really good!

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    Red face

    Thank you so much! You've given me more courage to keep going out in my kilt!

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    Well done laddie!

    Your kilt attire does you credit. Welcome from Inverness-shire.
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    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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