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Kapital - hippies, Japanese farmers and post-apocalypse survivors

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Honestly I blame the tourist portion mostly on the government. They promote travel heavy yet don't create infrastructure to keep those things working while keeping the locals sane. There are too many tiny cheap guests houses in the middle of quiet neighborhoods that are allowed to exist. I believe some sort of zoning laws for that sort of stuff only make sense. Creating tourist buses or giving permits to tourist bus companies that have discounts for foreigners to alleviate some of the congestion on the local buses. I'm spit balling but the city is doing very little for the people to better manage the tourists. I get the want to not break the old world vibe of Kyoto and all that, but some things got to give. Also not to mention that Kyoto is well known for it's insular/conservative community so they are definitely hard to please either way.

I haven't been to Tokyo in like 5 years but I always wondered about the Kapital stores there since they seem to stock the most of the higher end stuff. Im just too lazy to go all the way out there.
Yeah definitely seems like the tourist intake accelerated too fast. I wonder how the locals feel about the olympics, maybe its kind of a blessing in disguise that it'll be downsized. I imagine dealing with the massive olympics crowds will drive the locals insane😬
 

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@peachfuzzmcgee They've been trying to encourage cycling for tourists, which creates yet another problem. But yeah Kyoto is going through some changes thats for sure.

@badeggcat glad I could help! Yeah Kyoto is one of the only Kapital stores that does Tax Free, also Osaka (you can get a 5% discount there too I think still) FYI.
 

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@BandannAlmanac I feel like the city will consistently make half measures. So I guess at least while the tourism is dead, I'll be visiting all the temples with no one there.

On another note the mud dyed pieces also have mud dyed thread running through them correct? Or maybe I'm just looking at it wrong. I wonder if they are gonna be priced like the darkest indigo ones (I forget the number of those) or even higher.
 

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@BandannAlmanac I feel like the city will consistently make half measures. So I guess at least while the tourism is dead, I'll be visiting all the temples with no one there.

On another note the mud dyed pieces also have mud dyed thread running through them correct? Or maybe I'm just looking at it wrong. I wonder if they are gonna be priced like the darkest indigo ones (I forget the number of those) or even higher.
Kyoto is a difficult spot the city center and the main JR terminal are quite far apart. They really need to beef up their public transport or figure out a way to get people to where they need to go in a smoother system. The JR bus terminal is a damn nightmare.

I think the sashiko yarns are mud dyed. I believe the base denim is black denim. So when it fades it'll be sort of a grey and brown mixture. The sashiko pants I dyed in door a few years back have slowly transitioned to a lighter brown. Still dark but not like the dark almost black/brown when I got them back from Amami Oshima.
 

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So my first (and so far only) trip to Japan was Kyoto and what a fucking awesome city it was. I want this pandemic to get over so I can go back. Visited the Kapital Kyoto store a couple times while there and just had to snag a bunch of stuff -- crazy how much cheaper you can get Kap in Japan. They had a denim ring coat in my size, which just made me so damn happy. The denim ring coat is just so damn good.

So much good food, so many amazing temples. The gardens are beautiful too. Damn my wife and I loved that city so much. Even though it was like 100+F we did the whole Fushimi Inari hike, got some tea and treats at a shop midway. I want to go back so bad. Just sending out some Kyoto love.
 

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So my first (and so far only) trip to Japan was Kyoto and what a fucking awesome city it was. I want this pandemic to get over so I can go back. Visited the Kapital Kyoto store a couple times while there and just had to snag a bunch of stuff -- crazy how much cheaper you can get Kap in Japan. They had a denim ring coat in my size, which just made me so damn happy. The denim ring coat is just so damn good.

So much good food, so many amazing temples. The gardens are beautiful too. Damn my wife and I loved that city so much. Even though it was like 100+F we did the whole Fushimi Inari hike, got some tea and treats at a shop midway. I want to go back so bad. Just sending out some Kyoto love.
It is a great city, its feels young and vibrant to me. Lots of young Japanese people open up very clever and good quality shops all over the city. There are more cool (meaning: non-minimalist concrete coffins) cafes than any other city in Japan. Love how the older buildings are warm, woody, full of nature and life. Lots of stuff to learn and experience about Japan in Kyoto
 
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It is a great city, its feels young and vibrant to me. Lots of young Japanese people open up very clever and good quality shops all over the city. There are more cool (meaning non-minimalist concert coffins) cafes than any other city in Japan. Love how the older buildings are warm, woody, full of nature and life. Lots of stuff to learn and experience about Japan in Kyoto
Gotta agree from our short time there. It was just this fantastic mix of old Japan and new hip Japan.
 

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Does anyone know when the mud dyed century denim will be released? I think I heard something about February or the like a few months back...
 

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Don't get me wrong, even with all it's flaws Kyoto is uber chill and the large student populations lend itself to some of the most fun times. Then again I am young so that crowd still fits in with me or whatever it is.

I definitely love wondering around and as much I love Hiroshima and miss the garden, the old buildings are good change of pace from the concrete jungles.
 

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Does anyone know when the mud dyed century denim will be released? I think I heard something about February or the like a few months back...
Supposed to be early February if I remember correctly. I have a pair pre-ordered and they're supposed to call in advance of arrival.
 

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Supposed to be early February if I remember correctly. I have a pair pre-ordered and they're supposed to call in advance of arrival.
Nice! What fit did you pre-order? Did you get any info on pricing?
 

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Yeah I'd love more deets on it since I will probably have to wait to get it on a restock or something anyway. Wife would kill me if I spent any money on the set. Especially when I've been eyeing on upgrading our home oven to an expensive one.
 

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I think they only had one fit for the jeans (Monkey Cisco). I didn't really look at the jacket although I sorta regret it now.

Price was 38,800 Yen (~$375)
 

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I think they only had one fit for the jeans (Monkey Cisco). I didn't really look at the jacket although I sorta regret it now.

Price was 38,800 Yen (~$375)
So the same price as 123. Hmm for some reason I was expecting cheaper lol
 

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