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Carcassonne Japan Edition
« on: February 16, 2021, 03:04:10 PM »
My buddy got me a copy of Carcassonne from his trip to Japan - I was so hoping the bottoms had a J instead of the C, but the J was just for the box art, <sigh>  :'(



Still cool it came with the Japanese Buildings  8)



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Re: Carcassonne Japan Edition
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 07:15:46 AM »
I live in Japan, and this was what first got me into Carcassonne.  It's too bad they don't sell any expansions here though.  I had to import all of mine.

On a side note, I have been to all of the Japanese buildings depicted on the special tiles except for the Giant Buddha in Kamakura, and Horyuji temple, which I don't think is a particularly unique structure.  I actually used to live just a five minute walk away from Goryokaku park, the star shaped fort, and have been there more times than I can count.

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Re: Carcassonne Japan Edition
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2021, 08:22:08 AM »
I picked this up on a visit to Japan about 2 years ago.  It was nice going to the Mobius HQ in Tokyo.

On a previous visit to Japan I went to the Giant Buddha in Kamakura - The Second largest Buddha in all Japan!

It's well worth a visit, just to see his sandals.  I have fond memories of the train ride up there too.  Someone lost a wallet and a school child had carefully placed it on a post.  It was still there 50 minutes later.  It was quite busy too with children going to school around 8.30.

For a few pennies you get to go inside the Giant Buddha too!

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Re: Carcassonne Japan Edition
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2021, 11:18:49 PM »
Man you guys make me want to go to Japan now! Very cool stories. I may need to lug Carcassonne with me and play Japanese Buildings near each of the buildings (how do I top playing Carcassonne in Carcassonne?)

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Re: Carcassonne Japan Edition
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2021, 11:51:44 AM »
You have to go when the sakura is at its peak!

Wolnic has some tiles inspired by sakura too.
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4278.0

If you want some extras with Japanese inspiration, just have at this meeple set at Meeplesource.com:
https://www.meeplesource.com/proddetail.php?prod=TotoroMeeples



Check here to see how I planned to use these meeples in Japanese-inspired Carcassonne games.
http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=4658.msg68597#msg68597

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