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dean73

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PostSubject: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:23 am

Hello Everyone!

Originally from Chicago, now living in Tokyo.

This looks like a fun place to learn more about one of my favorite hobbies...

I love forward to chatting with everyone.

Dean
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:26 am

Welcome dean73. Enjoy the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:07 pm

Howdy Dean!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:36 pm

Hello and welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:48 pm

Welcome aboard, Dean!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:49 pm

Welcome to the club Dean!

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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:30 pm

Welcome to a great forum of fellow pipesters, Dean73! Are there tobacco shops in Tokyo? Smoking laws? Good tobacco? Is a fellow smoking a pipe fairly common? Give us a report on the Japanese tobacco scene...
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:58 pm

Hello Dean; welcome!

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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:08 am

Welcome to Brothers of Briar Dean.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:11 am

Welcome Dean73
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:54 am

looking forward to your input and views ,,,I have a yen to hear about the various tobaccos over there,,,,,don't be afraid to pipe up and inform us,,,,,,welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:57 am

Trout Bum wrote:
Welcome to a great forum of fellow pipesters, Dean73! Are there tobacco shops in Tokyo? Smoking laws? Good tobacco? Is a fellow smoking a pipe fairly common? Give us a report on the Japanese tobacco scene...

To answer Trout Burn's question...

So far I have been looking for a good tabacco shop here in Tokyo and have not found one. I know there is a cigar shop a few train stops from the office I work at on Wedesdays, but have not had a chance to go there. A lot of people smoke here, so I can smoke in restaurants and pretty much anywhere I want. The anti-tabacco Nazis have not got much of a foothold here yet.

As far as pipe smokers go, I have not seen any yet. I know there are some out there, but I have not run into them. I would like to meet one to find out where they get their tabacco. (Cigaretts are the prefered smoke in Japan.)

I recently discovered Boswells Pipe and Tabacco online and have ordered a couple of new pipes and some of their tabacco. I like Boswell's Best and Penn. Dutch Treat so far. I did not care for their Burley, but I don't think that has anything to do with the quality of the blend, but more with my tastes. (I have not tried much besides aromatics, but I want to see what else is out there!!!!)

I used to get all of my tabacco from Tinderbox because it was close to my house in Chicago, but after visiting a few forums and websites I have discovered that I had only seen the tip of the iceburg, so to speak. I want to try more tabaccos and possibly a bit of English tabacco. I am open to all suggestions...
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:00 am

Good morning and welcome. There are some really hot pipe makers in Japan who have been reviewed in Pipes and Tobacco magazine. I have a Tsuge on the way that I'm really looking forward to getting. May I suggest you try www.smokinigpipes.com for your tobacco experiments. They have a good selection and reasonable prices.
Again, welcome to the BoB.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:01 pm

Dean73,

Thanks for giving us an update on the Tokyo pipe scene.... I live in rural Colorado, in a town of 5,000. No pipe smokers around that I know of. On the three occasions (in the last two years) that I have seen someone with a pipe, I went right up to them and started with, "So, I see you smoke a pipe..." On all three accasions, I met great people and walked away with a sample of whatever they were smoking. (They were all tourists, by the way) So if you see someone over there with a pipe, just go right on up!

Boswell makes great pipes, great tobacco. He makes several English blends as well, I believe. Have fun and keep us posted!

-- Trout Bum
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:53 pm

Domo arrigato(sorry about the spelling) Dean!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:26 am

dean73 wrote:
Hello Everyone!

Originally from Chicago, now living in Tokyo.

This looks like a fun place to learn more about one of my favorite hobbies...

I love forward to chatting with everyone.

Dean

Welcome Dean !!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbe in Tokyo, Japan...   Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:40 am

A warm welcome Dean.

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