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2014-08-19 11:57:34 AM  
Is the fellow perhaps identified as "Anjin-san" in the margins?
 
2014-08-19 12:38:05 PM  
Oh, what was the name of that -I think TV miniseries- in the '80s?
 
2014-08-19 02:53:45 PM  
Gaijin, not gwailoh.

/successful troll is successful
 
2014-08-19 03:01:20 PM  
Occam's Razor says this could easily just be an Ainu bandit...
 
2014-08-19 03:10:17 PM  
Oh shiat, Japanese people do a "whiteface"! How did I not know this?
 
2014-08-19 03:19:40 PM  
He does appear to be fighting as INTRUDER, not NATIVE. Need bigger pic of scroll for context.
 
2014-08-19 03:30:54 PM  
My first greenlight!

I have saved face.
 
2014-08-19 03:31:53 PM  

mongbiohazard: Oh shiat, Japanese people do a "whiteface"! How did I not know this?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCjxzpSrFP4
 
2014-08-19 03:33:30 PM  
Who let Tom cruise use my time machine
 
2014-08-19 03:36:33 PM  

OregonVet: Oh, what was the name of that -I think TV miniseries- in the '80s?


The one where Richard Chamberlin was peed on by a Shogun?
 
2014-08-19 03:44:28 PM  

ClintBartonWannabe: OregonVet: Oh, what was the name of that -I think TV miniseries- in the '80s?

The one where Richard Chamberlin was peed on by a Shogun?


A Stream Runs Through It?
 
2014-08-19 03:48:33 PM  
That blond hair might actually be part of his hat.  Notice that his hat has no chin-strap.  If that's really his hair, then his hat is too tiny too hold itself to his head without a strap.
 
2014-08-19 03:51:25 PM  
It's that dude from Heroes:
 
2014-08-19 03:55:07 PM  
I thought "gwailo" was Mandarin and "gaijin" was Japanese.

But I understand...they all look the same.
 
2014-08-19 03:56:24 PM  

loonatic112358: Who let Tom cruise use my time machine


Barack? What the fark are you doing on Fark instead of fixing the economy?
 
2014-08-19 03:57:01 PM  
An albino?
 
2014-08-19 04:03:22 PM  

Pilikia: Gaijin, not gwailoh.

/successful troll is successful


Came for this. Cantonese is not Japanese, unless you are paying for it in Bangkok.
 
2014-08-19 04:13:59 PM  

bifford: That blond hair might actually be part of his hat.  Notice that his hat has no chin-strap.  If that's really his hair, then his hat is too tiny too hold itself to his head without a strap.


31.media.tumblr.com

Angered by your comments.
 
2014-08-19 04:21:41 PM  
Marco Polo describes meeting Europeans in Mongol courts.

News Flash:  Humans wandered around.  A LOT.
 
2014-08-19 04:24:05 PM  
Fur hat or not, he's portrayed with flushed cheeks. So I say white guy or kibuki bandit.
 
2014-08-19 04:36:00 PM  

OregonVet: Oh, what was the name of that -I think TV miniseries- in the '80s?


The Water Margin?
 
2014-08-19 04:56:30 PM  

OregonVet: Oh, what was the name of that -I think TV miniseries- in the '80s?


Roots?

 Or maybe it was Shogun.....
 
2014-08-19 05:08:21 PM  

Cheese eating surrender monkey: loonatic112358: Who let Tom cruise use my time machine

Barack? What the fark are you doing on Fark instead of fixing the economy?


He borrowed it too? I knew I should have locked it up when I visited Washington DC.
 
2014-08-19 05:11:31 PM  
Ainu a white japanese guy once.
 
2014-08-19 05:40:53 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Marco Polo describes meeting Europeans in Mongol courts.

News Flash:  Humans wandered around.  A LOT.


By that time, the Mongols had already conquered everything up to Poland and then fell back a bit, so, yeah, not unlikely.

Of course, Europe has been trading with the Far East since Roman times (likely since at least post Alexander conquering up to the edge of India if not earlier), and while it was mostly relay trading (traders from one town take goods to the next town over and bring goods back, happening all along the trade route, marking prices up each trip) rather than long haul single trips, we know Rome was at least aware of China, if not Japan, and vice versa, but there were a few rather powerful empires in the way preventing much direct contact.

There was at least a Roman envoy that made it to China sometime in the mid 100s AD range.
 
2014-08-19 05:51:07 PM  

Egoy3k: mongbiohazard: Oh shiat, Japanese people do a "whiteface"! How did I not know this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCjxzpSrFP4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-19ioGniZ88
 
2014-08-19 07:10:42 PM  
He looks nothing like Tom Cruise.
 
2014-08-19 07:21:43 PM  

LewDux: Egoy3k: mongbiohazard: Oh shiat, Japanese people do a "whiteface"! How did I not know this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCjxzpSrFP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-19ioGniZ88


WOW. Holy shiat.
 
2014-08-19 07:27:03 PM  

RatMaster999: Occam's Razor says this could easily just be an Ainu bandit...


Yep.
 
2014-08-19 07:31:21 PM  
 
2014-08-19 07:33:09 PM  

Egoy3k: LewDux: Egoy3k: mongbiohazard: Oh shiat, Japanese people do a "whiteface"! How did I not know this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCjxzpSrFP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-19ioGniZ88

WOW. Holy shiat.


Yeah, horrible, horrible laugh track
/I think it's American production
 
2014-08-19 08:21:21 PM  

Valiente: Pilikia: Gaijin, not gwailoh.

/successful troll is successful

Came for this. Cantonese is not Japanese, unless you are paying for it in Bangkok.


I also think there's a bit of meaning difference unless the former refers to all foreigners (the latter does in Japanese). However, my Chinese is utter crap
 
2014-08-19 10:39:13 PM  

aelat: He looks nothing like Tom Cruise.


He's too tall?
 
2014-08-19 11:05:05 PM  

OregonVet: Oh, what was the name of that -I think TV miniseries- in the '80s?


The Thorn Birds.
 
2014-08-19 11:52:22 PM  

Egoy3k: LewDux: Egoy3k: mongbiohazard: Oh shiat, Japanese people do a "whiteface"! How did I not know this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCjxzpSrFP4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-19ioGniZ88

WOW. Holy shiat.


You should see how they treat those who may be Korean.
Ironic, really.
 
2014-08-19 11:53:58 PM  

DreamyAltarBoy: angstycoder: Valiente: Pilikia: Gaijin, not gwailoh.

/successful troll is successful

Came for this. Cantonese is not Japanese, unless you are paying for it in Bangkok.

I also think there's a bit of meaning difference unless the former refers to all foreigners (the latter does in Japanese). However, my Chinese is utter crap

Gweilo means devil.


Actually, it means "ghost dude" or "ghost-coloured person". It's about as mildly racist as the Chinese get.
 
2014-08-20 02:53:21 AM  
 
2014-08-20 02:42:12 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Marco Polo describes meeting Europeans in Mongol courts.

News Flash:  Humans wandered around.  A LOT.


Not just that.. but if the mongols captured people and took them back with them as they retreated a few fair skinned people would have made their way back and possibly to Japan.
The timeline fits.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-20 02:43:18 PM  
That or Vikings  My ancestors really did tend to wander off the farm
 
2014-08-20 06:07:09 PM  
I believe that there is some truth to the "Yokai" statement the author made, considering the portrayal of the patently white dude as having a tail (behind spear dude) and claws, and a severely curved spine (notice how the rest of the figures are relatively straight). This may have been a reaction to seeing a European guy for the first time and embellishing his background a bit. The embellishing may have been helped along by the white guy too, who knows? Anyway, look at the tail and claws on the guy:

i.kinja-img.com
 
2014-08-20 08:44:14 PM  

washington-babylon: I believe that there is some truth to the "Yokai" statement the author made, considering the portrayal of the patently white dude as having a tail (behind spear dude) and claws, and a severely curved spine (notice how the rest of the figures are relatively straight). This may have been a reaction to seeing a European guy for the first time and embellishing his background a bit. The embellishing may have been helped along by the white guy too, who knows? Anyway, look at the tail and claws on the guy:

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I believe the "tail" is either part of the other guys hat, or some sort of fur decoration on end of the white dude's scabbard.  You can see that whatever that is protruding behind him obviously is at most an extension of the black scabbard hanging on his hip (which he obviously needs to hold that big ass sword when he's not using it).  It's even the same length as the sword over all.

As to the nails, well, maybe it was the style at the time.  Maybe it's to scare people.  Maybe it's a biatch to trim your nails when all you have is a knife.
 
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