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Pirates in the Land of the Rising Sun

My first customer from Japan placed an order, so I asked him a question about Pirates in Japan. Here be what he told me:

Matthew Green, who be called Captain Calico Mattias, after being crowned captain fer 6 years, he and a group of friends started going to all the bars in Perth during International Talk Like a Pirate Day dressed as pirates.  The best-dressed pirate be named Captain.  In 2010 he moved to Japan only to experience the worst ever ITLAPD.  Last year he connected with an organizer to hold a 3 hour Tokyo Bay cruise on ITLAPD, which 180 maties attended. 

This year Captain Calico Mattias organized afacebook page fer the event. They started the evening in the harbor as the crew gathered, much to the interest of onlookers. Spirits be high n’ there be a lot of great costumes. They brought a large chest full of props to wave about. Most of his time be occupied with people wanting photos, which sadly cut into his ability to take advantage of the all-you-can-drink grog. Probably my fondest memory of the night, he said, was singing 15 Men on a Dead Man's Chest.

The popularity of pirates in Japan has probably spiked in recent years with the Pirates of the Caribbean films. As with Perth "Jack Sparrow" has become synonymous with "pirate". The Japanese are very receptive to the idea of pirates n’ the fun that comes with them. While it is still in its infancy, Captain Calico Mattias thinks there be a promising future fer things like Talk Like a Pirate Day in Japan.

 

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HMS Bounty Sinks

I have been aboard the 120 foot tallship build in 1960 fer the MGM movie "Mutiny on the Bounty", as you may have seen if ye looks at some of my calendars. The Bounty has been a fixture at many a pirate festivals n' all us in the pyrate community will surely misse her, even though she be a king's ship.

On Oct 29, 2012 the 16 members of the Bounty abandoned shipp off the coast of North Caroline after getting caught in the high 18 foot waves of Hurrican Sandy, which staled her engines. 42 year old Claudene Christian was drowned n' 63 year old Captain Robin Walbridge be still missing. The rest of the krew be rescued by the Coast Guard. Arelief fund fer the family n' krewe of the bounty has been establish.

 

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This be arrrr 24th issue of the Pirate Fashions Newsletter for Nov 2012. In transfer the old website to the new one, we had issues transferring the newsletter. So we be reposing the feature article into this blog instead of losing all the past newsletters.

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