13 responses to Amish in Japan? Well, almost.
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    Mr. X (AAP)
    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 18th, 2009 at 09:03)

    Erik
    as an amish person myself, this is a very interesting post. Similarities abound including a similar work ethic. And i would venture to guess if the amish had cameras they would rival the japanese in taking photos

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    Mr. X (AAP)
    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 18th, 2009 at 09:07)

    Erik

    another thought though is this. the japanese and the amish have two very different culinary traditions.

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    VT dairyman
    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 19th, 2009 at 05:56)

    Very interesting
    We now have two churchs in Japan,since the1980s. Our church stems from the anabaptist movement but much later, 1830s. We were called by others “New Amish” until we took on the name Apostolic Christian Church.

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    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 19th, 2009 at 10:20)

    Mr. X the Japanese-Amish camera comparison would be an interesting one to test, what do you think are the odds of pulling that one off?

    And on culinary matters, maybe you could check if Mrs. X would be keen on learning sushi-making? That could be a nice addition to the local menu. PA Dutch fusion sushi?

    VTd thanks for checking in, hadn’t heard from your end for awhile. Hope you’ve been having a good spring.

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    Richard
    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (July 16th, 2009 at 00:06)

    Very interesting article. As someone who has both lived with the Amish, and married to a japanese woman, this post takes on a subject that is quite familiar to me. I have tried to explain to many people the remarkable similarities I have experienced between the two, but it has proved quite difficult. A couple good points have been raised here that make for an easily understandable to someone who has not experienced it firsthand. Good post…really resonated with me.

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    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (July 16th, 2009 at 05:41)

    Richard, thanks for the comment! The Mumford paper is full of very interesting comparisons, more than I had the chance to mention here.

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    Kristen Flood
    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (April 23rd, 2010 at 00:08)

    Makes me smile to see this X3 I live in Lancaster County , and now I want to go to one of these places and see how authentic the food is heheh

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    Sean.
    Comment on Amish interest. (June 25th, 2012 at 00:36)

    Amish interest.

    This is a very interesting article. I live in Japan, and I have for 12 years. I’ve recently started moving away from the Internet, and have become wanting to take less of a pace in life. A recent trip to a bookshop found me The Amish Cookbook. I have since been cooking and researching being Amish. (Which is what brought me here). Having read the post, I was pleased at the comparisons between Amishness and Japanese.

    Nice article. It only took me 3 years to see it :)

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      Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 25th, 2012 at 06:04)

      Thanks Sean! Glad you found it, at any time :) Just curious if you’ve ever seen any of the Amish-theme bakery shops like Flavor or Anna Miller’s. I’d be tickled to visit one of these, though I don’t know that I’ll ever make it to Japan.

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        Sean.
        Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 25th, 2012 at 06:36)

        And thankyou, Erik. Well it’s funny, but I do believe I’ve seen these shops, never realizing the Amish link. I am going to have a check. If you ever get a chance, come. It’s not as expensive as people think. The land is, but daily life is a bargain, and trouble free. I once left an ATM card in the machine. When I got home from holiday, it was still there, and left on top of the machine. That’d not happen in my hometown in England !

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          Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 25th, 2012 at 06:41)

          I heard the same about the law-abiding populace in Japan. I know there are criminal elements but it seems the vast majority of the people are decent and respectful of others’ property.

          Hope you’ll let us know if you do sample any Japanese Amish treats!

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    Sean.
    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 25th, 2012 at 06:51)

    Already made bean burgers and aylmer bread. So far, so tasty !

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    Lee Ann
    Comment on Amish in Japan? Well, almost. (June 25th, 2012 at 09:10)

    Interesting to read about the comparison between the Japanese and the Amish. I thought the Japanese were alot like the Amish in how they treat family. Lately I am seeing the Japanese Americans are not so Japanese. They are more american and so much in american culture. They do not treat the elderly like they did in days past with respect and taking into their homes as the parents get older.

    I was married to a Japanese man and read as much as I could on the culture and I went so far as to feel like I was one of them. I sure enjoy all I have learned of the Amish and hearing things from Donald Kraybill and Soloma, and others.

    If anyone out there that is Amish would like to learn how to make Sushi, or other Japanese dishes, I would be happy to teach. I still enjoy making many Japanese dishes Amish, and other country dishes.

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