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Title: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 08:34:03 PM
Phil Keoghan  Next week we finish in Hawaii where the game’s # 1 rule, read the entire clue, takes on a whole new meaning! U don't wanna miss it.
 
AFTER TRAVELING FIVE CONTINENTS, 22 CITIES AND NEARLY 40,000 MILES, “THE AMAZING RACE” CONCLUDES IN A SPECIAL TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE ON SUNDAY, MAY 6
   
CHEAT TWEET: Who will win the most important 1st place finish of their lives? #FinalPitStop #AmazingRace, Sun, 5/6 8-10pmET/PT http://bit.ly/IhqZf1 (http://bit.ly/IhqZf1)
 
 
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/TAR%2020%20Finale/Press/69ab8977.jpg)
 
 
           “It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires” – The final four Teams battle for the $1 million prize in a grueling two-hour season finale that starts in Japan, where Racers call upon their track skills for an exhausting Japanese game show, and concludes in Hawaii, where Teams hit the waves to put their rescue mission skills to the test, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 08:34:49 PM
Preview! Thanks to TL!!
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/v/0t4ZYOXoNL8?version=3&hl
 
 
Promo1!!

http://www.youtube.com/v/bU0cXtgZQFw?version=3&hl
 
 
     caps here: http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27140.msg748316.html#msg748316 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,27140.msg748316.html#msg748316)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
saved for info from our spoilers
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 08:35:39 PM
saved for summary if any
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 08:35:57 PM
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Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 10:06:58 PM
I am uploading the preview now, it is a big file so may take another 30-40 minutes. I will post it here AND in the Honolulu thread, so let's try to discuss the Osaka parts here and the Honolulu parts there, okay? Thanks!

Preview up! Caps within the hour.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Polaroid on April 29, 2012, 10:59:47 PM
It seems like Art & JJ are either first or last at the roadblock.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Zack. on April 29, 2012, 11:04:24 PM
In the running task, there's no confetti when Art wipes out. There's plenty of confetti for when Rachel B / Brendon / Vanessa make their attempt, which would suggest BPA finished first.

Moreover, the fact that Brenchel are at the task with Davchel and Ralph/Van suggests that the bus thing is either a nonissue (due to bunching or the difficulty of the task) or not to the gameshow task.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 11:29:26 PM
CAPS! part 1


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Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 11:29:41 PM
CAPS! part 2
 
 
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Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 29, 2012, 11:31:13 PM
1-30 Osaka
31-35 Hawaii
36-41 ?? Osaka
42- 57 Hawaii
58- 61 ?? Osaka
62-72 Osaka
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Zack. on April 30, 2012, 12:13:03 AM
The bus Brenchel are arguing in front of is a limousine bus originating at Hiroshima Airport
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/TAR%2020%20Finale/20-Finale-Preview-CAPS0163.jpg)

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1235/640pxhiroshimakotsuura5.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: NoluckBoston on April 30, 2012, 12:17:25 AM
If you compare 16 to 25. It looks like Art and JJ get to the roadblock first. In cap 16 there rubber chickens are all gone.

Also in 16 it looks like Brendan's chickens are mostly gone, while Rachel and Vanessa's are still there.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: supah on April 30, 2012, 12:49:29 AM
cap 36 is Vanessa and Ralph going to Leg 11 Pit Stop @ Osaka Castle
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on April 30, 2012, 01:40:30 AM
Wonder if the game show is filmed at Universal Studios??

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/TAR%2020%20Finale/locations%20caps/3aa21f53.jpg)

Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: ZouLy on April 30, 2012, 02:38:45 AM
Another Japanese Game SHow..  :hearts:

It should be fun and hillarious!!  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Theo on April 30, 2012, 05:37:00 AM
Another Japanese Game SHow..  :hearts:

It should be fun and hillarious!!  :lol:

I think this is gonna be better than Wasabi Roulette, although Wasabi Roulette was really a good challenge!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Theo on April 30, 2012, 05:47:58 AM
From cap 37 - 38, I think they are in a revolving sushi shop which is quite common in Japan and they have to take some certain sushis to fill the plate, since I can see the label on the plate. I don't know, though

:peek
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: supah on April 30, 2012, 08:04:38 AM
um.... is it just me or is the Japanese game show host the EXACT same host from the TAR15 Leg 1 RB?!?! im pretty surw its him hahaha
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Alenaveda on April 30, 2012, 09:05:55 AM
cap 36 is Vanessa and Ralph going to Leg 11 Pit Stop @ Osaka Castle

Caps 67 and 68 are from Vanessa & Ralph leaving the limousine bus in some point of the Osaka leg.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on April 30, 2012, 09:47:56 AM
I'm pretty sure caps 58, 63, 66, and 69 are all from the Osaka Castle pitstop.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: kevin2012 on April 30, 2012, 10:27:12 AM
Sushi Bingo!

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/sushibingo.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: shadowphx15 on April 30, 2012, 10:35:32 AM
Hai Majideeee  :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on April 30, 2012, 10:40:21 AM
:colors Looks fun! :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: kevin2012 on April 30, 2012, 11:17:14 AM
The Game show task involves grabbing Rubber Chicken

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/chickens.jpg)

Look, Supah3bro was right. It is the same game show host from season 15.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/host.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: NoluckBoston on April 30, 2012, 11:27:49 AM
I am guessing with Sushi Bingo, you get the Letter, but have to identify the type and match it up. No numbers.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: TarJunkie999 on April 30, 2012, 03:54:37 PM
 :lol:  Here's a picture of an empty studio at NHK in Shubuya area of Tokyo. (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3470016629_148d9eb5ab_o.jpg)  Lights look similar to "rubber chicken" game show studio lights. (but then again, all TV studios may look the same).   ;)

Maybe they fly into Tokyo, do the game show first, then take Shinkansen to Kyoto/Osaka area.  Or maybe not.   :duno:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on April 30, 2012, 05:18:18 PM
AFTER TRAVELING FIVE CONTINENTS, 22 CITIES AND NEARLY 40,000 MILES, “THE AMAZING RACE” CONCLUDES IN A SPECIAL TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE ON SUNDAY, MAY 6

CHEAT TWEET: Who will win the most important 1st place finish of their lives? #FinalPitStop #AmazingRace, Sun, 5/6 8-10pmET/PT http://bit.ly/IhqZf1
           
                “It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires” – The final four Teams battle for the $1 million prize in a grueling two-hour season finale that starts in Japan, where Racers call upon their track skills for an exhausting Japanese game show, and concludes in Hawaii, where Teams hit the waves to put their rescue mission skills to the test, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Phil Keoghan is host. 
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: apskip on April 30, 2012, 05:54:05 PM
:lol:  Here's a picture of an empty studio at NHK in Shubuya area of Tokyo. (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3628/3470016629_148d9eb5ab_o.jpg)  Lights look similar to "rubber chicken" game show studio lights. (but then again, all TV studios may look the same).   ;)

Maybe they fly into Tokyo, do the game show first, then take Shinkansen to Kyoto/Osaka area.  Or maybe not.   :duno:

Tarjunkie999,

Your hypothesis is reasonable and that may be what teams did in leg 11, but it's 250 miles from Tokyo to Osaka so I have big questions that the TV game show was filmed in Tokyo.

You inspired me to do additional research. Osaka is a huge metropolitan area (some include Kyoto and Kobe in it; I do) with a 17 million population, not as large as Tokyo but larger than the New York metro area.  It turns out that there are 5 headquarters and/ or studios of TV networks (not stations but networks covering much of Japan) in the city of Osaka:

Television Osaka - 1-2-18, Otemae, Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
MBS Studio in USJ - Universal Studios Japan, 1-33, Sakurajima Nichome, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi
Asai Broadcasting Corp. - 1-30, Fukushima Itchome, Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi, (Hotarumachi)
Kansai Telecasting Corp. -1-7, Ogimachi Nichome, Kita-ku, Osaka
Yomiuri Telecasting Corp. - 2-33, Shiromi Nichome, Chūō-ku, Osaka-shi

I believe that the game show was filmed in one of the above.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: apskip on April 30, 2012, 06:01:32 PM
um.... is it just me or is the Japanese game show host the EXACT same host from the TAR15 Leg 1 RB?!?! im pretty surw its him hahaha

Maybe, but I have a possible alternate hypothesis. Remember Amazing Race Asia 3 episode ROADBLOCK (in the ice bar) "Who is cold and calculating?" there is some probability that this sushi exercise could be similar, with the letters teams earn allowing them to name the next city.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: choroneko on April 30, 2012, 09:26:56 PM
I am not happy with this cliche Japanese game show. It's not even that popular here anymore. That sushi challenge looks really good though.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: SuperTux on April 30, 2012, 09:45:07 PM
I am not happy with this cliche Japanese game show. It's not even that popular here anymore. That sushi challenge looks really good though.
Is that show in EP11 a famous Japanese game show or just a temporary show prepared for this leg?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: choroneko on April 30, 2012, 10:16:09 PM
I am not happy with this cliche Japanese game show. It's not even that popular here anymore. That sushi challenge looks really good though.
Is that show in EP11 a famous Japanese game show or just a temporary show prepared for this leg?

It's a made up game show for the race. Just like the Wasabi roulette. This challenge looks more fun than the wasabi though. I wish if they want to make a Japanese game show task. It's as fun as Takeshi's castle.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: kevin2012 on April 30, 2012, 10:34:14 PM
um.... is it just me or is the Japanese game show host the EXACT same host from the TAR15 Leg 1 RB?!?! im pretty surw its him hahaha

Maybe, but I have a possible alternate hypothesis. Remember Amazing Race Asia 3 episode ROADBLOCK (in the ice bar) "Who is cold and calculating?" there is some probability that this sushi exercise could be similar, with the letters teams earn allowing them to name the next city.

did you miss my comparison photo from the previous page?
it is the same host.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/host.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: choroneko on April 30, 2012, 10:59:11 PM
um.... is it just me or is the Japanese game show host the EXACT same host from the TAR15 Leg 1 RB?!?! im pretty surw its him hahaha

Maybe, but I have a possible alternate hypothesis. Remember Amazing Race Asia 3 episode ROADBLOCK (in the ice bar) "Who is cold and calculating?" there is some probability that this sushi exercise could be similar, with the letters teams earn allowing them to name the next city.

did you miss my comparison photo from the previous page?
it is the same host.

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/host.jpg)

Even wearing very similar clothes.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: paridy on May 01, 2012, 02:15:29 PM
Thanks! Promo is now up in post 2 here and in the Hawaii thread.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: TarJunkie999 on May 01, 2012, 02:39:30 PM
 :lol: looked at a ton of pictures of kaiten sushi (conveyor belt sushi) restaurants in Japan, and one thing stands out, namely NOT a lot of places with hygenic plate covers

Recently Kura Corporation successfully deployed such a system in their (Kura Sushi) Restaurants.

Safe to say that Brenchel are at a Kura Sushi shop.  Your guess if it's in Kyoto, Osaka, or whereever.   :lol:

Interesting links:  Kaiten Sushi primer (http://hyperom.com/2011/02/25/conveyor-belt-sushi-restaurant-in-osaka.html),  Kura Corporation hygenic plate cover info (http://www.goojapan.com/2011/12/11/conveyor-belt-sushi-restaurant-introduces-hygienic-plate-cover/)

Learned one thing:  Color of plate determines if item contains wasabi   :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Chateau d If on May 01, 2012, 03:55:14 PM
We have belt sushi here in LA too. 

The color of the plate determines the price of the sushi here. 

The plates are covered too but it is not the cool clam shell lid style.  It's a clear cover that comes with the plate and you just take it off at your table.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Chateau d If on May 01, 2012, 08:36:09 PM
This shot of the mat was taken here.  The shot of Vanessa  & Ralph was taken while are on their way to the the mat about 200 feet away.



(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=26453.0;attach=196508;image)

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/TAR%2020%20Finale/PROMO%201/20-11-12-promo1-CAPS0634.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: NoluckBoston on May 01, 2012, 09:44:45 PM
One thing I noticed is the difference in Vanessa's outfits between these caps.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/TAR%2020%20Finale/20-Finale-Preview-CAPS0469.jpg)
and this cap which is over in the Hawaii string.
(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/TAR%2020%20Finale/PROMO%201/20-11-12-promo1-CAPS0234.jpg)

I think what happens is told in this photo

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/TAR%2020%20Finale/Press/69ab8977.jpg)

She must struggle with the task, and In that lower right photo gets the courage by Ralph to continue. She take off the sweatshirt and that's why we see her other shirt. Here in ability to complete this task quickly, will the the cause of there elimination.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Chateau d If on May 01, 2012, 10:35:52 PM
I took a new look at the mat shot and I need to revise the time estimate I made last December.

This shot was taken between 11:56 am and 12:13 pm (assumes December 18th).

(http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=26453.0;attach=196508;image)

We could also go by the exif data if that is still available and if it can be synchronized with the clock shot at the rail station.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Chateau d If on May 01, 2012, 10:37:57 PM
And poor Vanessa & Ralph are back quite a bit.

This shot was taken between 2:29 and 2:44 pm (assumes December 18th).

(http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb140/ga--peach/TAR%2020/TAR%2020%20Finale/PROMO%201/20-11-12-promo1-CAPS0634.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: TexasLady on May 01, 2012, 11:00:45 PM
Sushi Bingo!

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/sushibingo.jpg)

Thank all of YOU! I couldn't figure out this out and it was bugging me.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Reilly Queens on May 01, 2012, 11:05:27 PM
I think Vanessa's ankle injury could get them in trouble at the game show...
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: eddiethejet on May 02, 2012, 12:35:14 AM
Finale title quote is "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires"..
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: TarJunkie999 on May 02, 2012, 04:41:41 PM
 :lol: We probably know this already, but Brenchel are running in the Inner Bailey of Osaka Castle Park (vidcap #41 #71).

Osaka Castle Park  map (http://mappery.com/maps/Osaka-Castle-Park-Map.gif)

Inner Bailey building pic #1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nansya/2973341084/) (former Osaka City Museum)

Inner Bailey building pic #2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nansya/3008056304/) (former Osaka City Museum)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on May 02, 2012, 06:32:14 PM
There is a clip on cbs.com of Art doing the Osaka roadblock. He has to grab three chickens and then make it to the end of the conveyor. You don't have to do all of that in one try though. There are obviously no other teams with them and they are in first at the time.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Kelsey_x on May 02, 2012, 07:39:11 PM
There is a clip on cbs.com of Art doing the Osaka roadblock. He has to grab three chickens and then make it to the end of the conveyor. You don't have to do all of that in one try though. There are obviously no other teams with them and they are in first at the time.

I can't see the clip because I am Canadian, is there a possibility they are in last and the other three teams have already gone?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: bc922 on May 02, 2012, 07:45:00 PM
Quote
I can't see the clip because I am Canadian, is there a possibility they are in last and the other three teams have already gone?

The chickens in the other lanes are all still hanging so the other three teams have yet to arrive at the task
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Slowhatch on May 02, 2012, 10:24:12 PM
The host is American actor Arnold Chun (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2048669/filmoyear). There are probably many Japanese actors who could manage the role, but for some reason they've flown him over twice (nice gig if you can get it) so he could sport an accent and a quizmaster's outfit.
On a different topic, can anyone help with the signs? With any luck we can pinpoint them.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: choroneko on May 03, 2012, 08:08:12 AM
The sign on the right says Oyodo Kyu-un. It's a delivery company.
http://www.oyodoexp.co.jp/)

The sign on the left says Wakou Biru. Wakou is a Japanese name & biru means building.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2012, 08:13:07 AM
Thank goodness there is only one of those in Osaka and it has street view. Here they are. (http://g.co/maps/adt8k)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: ruadhan on May 03, 2012, 08:15:06 AM
The host is American actor Arnold Chun (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2048669/filmoyear). There are probably many Japanese actors who could manage the role, but for some reason they've flown him over twice (nice gig if you can get it) so he could sport an accent and a quizmaster's outfit.
On a different topic, can anyone help with the signs? With any luck we can pinpoint them.

First post but thought I should contribute as I can read the japanese there!

Found where they are!! It helps when you can read the japanese :hoot:

http://maps.google.ie/maps?q=%E3%82%AA%E3%82%AA%E3%83%A8%E3%83%89%E6%80%A5%E9%81%8B%EF%BC%88%E6%A0%AA%EF%BC%89&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=34.705635,135.491381&spn=0.04029,0.084543&sll=34.703871,135.494213&sspn=0.040291,0.084543&hq=%E3%82%AA%E3%82%AA%E3%83%A8%E3%83%89%E6%80%A5%E9%81%8B%EF%BC%88%E6%A0%AA%EF%BC%89&t=m&z=14&layer=c&cbll=34.705408,135.491179&panoid=aqNlApeGrFRtmUX6zot2fA&cbp=12,25.86,,0,4.57



this is definitely the street if you look at the pics.

This is where they are in osaka, 5-2-9 Nakatsu, Kita Ward, Osaka around.

http://maps.google.ie/maps?q=%E3%82%AA%E3%82%AA%E3%83%A8%E3%83%89%E6%80%A5%E9%81%8B%EF%BC%88%E6%A0%AA%EF%BC%89&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=34.700695,135.499792&spn=0.04001,0.084543&sll=34.703871,135.494213&sspn=0.040291,0.084543&hq=%E3%82%AA%E3%82%AA%E3%83%A8%E3%83%89%E6%80%A5%E9%81%8B%EF%BC%88%E6%A0%AA%EF%BC%89&t=m&z=14



Very close to osaka station but a bits away from the castle.. any ideas??
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: ruadhan on May 03, 2012, 08:16:05 AM
beaten by mere seconds hahaha  :gaah:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2012, 08:20:57 AM
beaten by mere seconds hahaha  :gaah:

I didn't do anything :lol: I can't read japanese
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: SuperTux on May 03, 2012, 08:33:45 AM
beaten by mere seconds hahaha  :gaah:

I didn't do anything :lol: I can't read japanese
I can read and understand Chinese characters in Japanese. :)

I can read Japanese Kana, but I don't know the words' meanings.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: georgiapeach on May 03, 2012, 09:23:37 AM
:bigwelcome ruadhan!!

Awesome work from choroneko, Prophet and you, thank you all!

Somebody needs to make us a MAP of locations!!

Don't we still have the teahouse from Intro caps?  ???
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Slowhatch on May 03, 2012, 10:04:22 AM
Thanks. Hmmm...right next to the Umeda Sky building (again). ???
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2012, 02:22:25 PM
New press pics show Art/JJ on the bullet train to Osaka, Ranessa on a ferry to Miyajima, Brenchel doing Detour A (Sushi Bingo), and Davechel doing Detour B (photographing locals)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on May 03, 2012, 02:25:10 PM
Are they going to make them finally go to the Itsukushima Shrine and then take the train all the way to Osaka? ??? Seems impractical.

I guess Davechel has just gotten off the train when they are fighting? Maybe they are trying to get a cab.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: bc922 on May 03, 2012, 02:30:40 PM
(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T01Grab03.jpg)
“It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires”--In this Road Block, Army couple Dave and Rachel must take part in a Japanese game show in order to receive the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T01Grab04.jpg)
“It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires”--In Detour B, Army couple Rachel and Dave must photograph locals behind life size cut-outs of Sumo Wrestlers in order to receive the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T04Grab01.jpg)
"It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires"--Engaged couple Brendon and Rachel search the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T04Grab04.jpg)
"It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires"--In Detour A, Engaged couple Brendon and Rachel must play Sushi Bingo in order to receive the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T10Grab01.jpg)
"It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires"--Dating divorcees Vanessa and Ralph make their way via ferry to the small island of Miyajima in Japan to find the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T10Grab03.jpg)
"It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires"--In this Road Block, Dating divorcees Vanessa and Ralph must take part in a Japanese game show in order to receive the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T11Grab01.jpg)
"It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires"--Boarder Patrol Agents Art (left) and JJ (right) take the bullet train to Osaka, Japan to find the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T11Grab03.jpg)
"It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires"--In Detour A, Boarder Patrol Agents JJ (center) and Art (right) must play Sushi Bingo in order to receive the next clue, on THE AMAZING RACE, Sunday, May 6(8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2012 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: TarJunkie999 on May 03, 2012, 03:50:49 PM
 :lol: Appears Rachel & Dave are in a shopping arcade on the Tenjimbashi-Suji Shopping Street (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wakarimasen82/180813810/)

another view (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpellgen/444949325/) showing running bond of arcade flooring
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Chateau d If on May 03, 2012, 04:09:41 PM
Quote
Located in the Seto Inland Sea, ten miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Hiroshima, the small island (12 square miles) of Miyajima is a sacred site of both Shintoism and Buddhism.

So this is where Hiroshima makes its appearance!

reference (http://sacredsites.com/asia/japan/miyajima_island.html)

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T10Grab03.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: TarJunkie999 on May 03, 2012, 05:14:50 PM
FYI
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: choroneko on May 03, 2012, 09:49:09 PM
So it's gonna be Hiroshima (route info) and Osaka (rb & detour) in this leg? Maybe they'll finally visit the floating torii we're always seeing in the intro caps. Prophet is right though, seems impractical.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: choroneko on May 03, 2012, 10:22:29 PM
Don't we still have the teahouse from Intro caps?  ???

I guess they won't be visiting a tea house or do a geisha/maiko related task then. How sad.  :'(
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Declive on May 04, 2012, 02:02:09 PM
Art and JJ probably won this leg , IMO

(https://scontent.fpoa8-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31968011_1666272106793399_8376502196589559808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGqwJFD3FNZ_lHZ1J_1Q7Mh5NcLa-2AMMrJNUBQd0qSi7MA2yH5MppmSRnKpMzSws8509YtXDEM5s1X-DOoM9-yPt66iXcFnqS2k8QfWxTvZA&oh=467a5acfb37891a97228c8d5a556ccb6&oe=5B4FBE72)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: bcp19 on May 04, 2012, 02:36:54 PM
Art and JJ probably won this leg , IMO
We know they were leading after the RB, so is likely.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: LoveRocked on May 04, 2012, 04:36:45 PM
Ep 11 & 12

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f392/wave26/episode1112.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: SuperTux on May 04, 2012, 08:05:56 PM
Misa Tanaka says on Twitter that if they'd seen Phil earlier they'd win The Amazing Race. :lol3: They wanna a redo.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Declive on May 04, 2012, 08:06:57 PM
Misa Tanaka says on Twitter that if they'd seen Phil earlier they'd win The Amazing Race. :lol3: They wanna a redo.

Yeah , and i'm the Pope.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: paldog123456 on May 04, 2012, 09:30:39 PM
I knew a bullet train would appear this leg! :hearts:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: redskevin88 on May 04, 2012, 11:38:38 PM
Misa Tanaka says on Twitter that if they'd seen Phil earlier they'd win The Amazing Race. :lol3: They wanna a redo.

If they can prove the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus exist, they can have a redo.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: apskip on May 05, 2012, 09:00:24 AM
The Tanaka sisters were my favorite pre-race team, but I never had any illusions about them getting very far. Let's examine the history of the Amazing Race to see which teams eliminated first MIGHT have been true F3 material  except for their race being cut short. So, is it:

AR1 - Matt/Ana
AR2 - Deidre/Hilary
AR3 - Gina/Sylvia
AR4 - Debra/Steve
AR5 - Dennis/Ericka
AR6 - Avi/Joe
AR7 - Ryan/Chuck
AR8 - Black Family
AR9 - Scott/John
AR10 - Billel/Saeed
AR11 - John Vito/Jill
AR12 - Ari/Staella
AR13 - Arthur/Anita
AR14 - Preston/Jennifer
AR15 - Eric/Lisa
AR16 - Dana/Adrian
AR17 - Ron/Tony
AR18 - Amanda/Kris
AR19 - Ron/Bill
AR20 - Misa/Maiya

My conclusion from looking at these first out teams is that none of the above was potential F3 material who just had bad luck. The one first-out team who I think was best was Amanda/Kris, who had bad luck at the starting line of AR18 and paid the price with a close elimination following a penalty Automatic U-turn.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2012, 09:02:04 AM
The CBS homepage has a picture we haven't seen yet:

(http://i.imgur.com/MrMLJ.jpg)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: choroneko on May 05, 2012, 09:11:01 AM
Ari & Staella (12); best first elimination ever.  :lol: They were so annoying.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Prophet on May 05, 2012, 09:18:31 AM
In that picture, does Brendon have their green kerchief wrapped around his hand?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: paridy on May 05, 2012, 01:56:16 PM
Yes he injured it in the Coir rope spinning roadblock last leg.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Plaidmoon on May 06, 2012, 01:42:24 AM
If a team picks up the wrong piece of sushi, I wonder if they have to eat it?  :food:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Declive on May 06, 2012, 01:56:56 AM
If a team picks up the wrong piece of sushi, I wonder if they have to eat it?  :food:

Seems a nice idea.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Alenaveda on May 06, 2012, 09:53:19 AM
If a team picks up the wrong piece of sushi, I wonder if they have to eat it?  :food:

Seems a nice idea.

Hey, do you remember "¡Wasabi!" or the fake food RB in Hong Kong? :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: paldog123456 on May 06, 2012, 06:03:51 PM
I think this is right. If not, feel free to correct me. :tup:

Episode 11: “It’s a Great Place to Become Millionaires”
Leg 11 (India – Japan):
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: topaz on May 06, 2012, 10:10:44 PM
Quote
Located in the Seto Inland Sea, ten miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Hiroshima, the small island (12 square miles) of Miyajima is a sacred site of both Shintoism and Buddhism.

So this is where Hiroshima makes its appearance!

reference (http://sacredsites.com/asia/japan/miyajima_island.html)

(http://cbspressexpress.com/images/photos/thumbnail/2012/05/03/T10Grab03.jpg)
The reason why they'd visited to Hiroshima first before going to Osaka is because they'd visited the Peace Memorial there in order to pay respect to the victims of atom bomb blast on the final days of World War II which is similar to the All-Star edition when the 6 remaining teams paid respect to the victims of the Holocaust at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.  Reaction?
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 Osaka
Post by: Plaidmoon on May 07, 2012, 01:39:15 AM
If a team picks up the wrong piece of sushi, I wonder if they have to eat it?  :food:

Seems a nice idea.

Hey, do you remember "¡Wasabi!" or the fake food RB in Hong Kong? :lol:

I was thinking of those tasks, along with the India tea identifying task and a few others. TAR seems to want have teams eat or drink to their limits at times. I thought that might happen here, but it was more like having them stop for a mid race snack so they they would have the energy for the rest of the leg. Art tried though. I think he cleared most of the bingo card as he was leaving the table.  :lol:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: TarJunkie999 on May 07, 2012, 09:33:48 AM
 :lol: Loved how either Art or JJ called Vanessa and Ralph,"Conan & Kardashian"   :lol3:
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: Plaidmoon on May 08, 2012, 12:37:34 AM
For what it's worth, this hostel is claiming on their Twitter feed to have been shown in the Osaka leg.

http://www.backpackers-miyajima.com/index_e.html

They are near the ferry terminal, so it's possible teams ran past their building.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: Slowhatch on May 08, 2012, 01:02:01 AM
It's the place D/R spent the night.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: TarJunkie999 on May 08, 2012, 01:03:25 AM
For what it's worth, this hostel is claiming on their Twitter feed to have been shown in the Osaka leg.

http://www.backpackers-miyajima.com/index_e.html

They are near the ferry terminal, so it's possible teams ran past their building.

Not only ran past there, but actually spent the night there waiting for the morning ferry.  They showed it during the episode.   ;)
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: Slowhatch on May 09, 2012, 09:24:28 AM
One of the things making the Detour choices unequal was the distance they had to travel to Kura sushi (viewpoint here (http://g.co/maps/dg6av); although the restaurant hadn't been built when the streetview car went by, you can see the road sign is still the same). The sumo photo task was much closer to Umeda.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: Slowhatch on May 09, 2012, 09:43:45 AM
I clicked Modify but I didn't see any button for attachments. Anyway, here's the comparison photo.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: apskip on May 09, 2012, 02:23:44 PM
One of the things making the Detour choices unequal was the distance they had to travel to Kura sushi (viewpoint here (http://g.co/maps/dg6av); although the restaurant hadn't been built when the streetview car went by, you can see the road sign is still the same). The sumo photo task was much closer to Umeda.
I bet that World Race Productions knows how to measure not distances but times to get to each DETOUR and they equalize them with the presumed length of the task so that one DETOUR is not supposed to be easier than the other. Despite their best efforts, that is not always been the case; the best example is Art/JJ doing the DETOUR in the Kochi area sifting garlic, packing boxes and delivering them.
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: redskevin88 on May 10, 2012, 12:34:56 AM
One of the things making the Detour choices unequal was the distance they had to travel to Kura sushi (viewpoint here (http://g.co/maps/dg6av); although the restaurant hadn't been built when the streetview car went by, you can see the road sign is still the same). The sumo photo task was much closer to Umeda.
I bet that World Race Productions knows how to measure not distances but times to get to each DETOUR and they equalize them with the presumed length of the task so that one DETOUR is not supposed to be easier than the other. Despite their best efforts, that is not always been the case; the best example is Art/JJ doing the DETOUR in the Kochi area sifting garlic, packing boxes and delivering them.

There was nothing wrong with the detour, it was Art & JJ's karma...
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: georgiapeach on May 16, 2012, 12:11:21 PM
That's a great find Slowhatch, thanks!
Title: Re: TAR 20 Ep 11 "It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires" Japan
Post by: Jobby on June 01, 2012, 02:14:46 AM
Just watched the finale. Pretty meh finale. Only excitement was Dave and Rachel's stumbling upon finishing line by mistake.. and still win.

Art and JJ, just simply bad karma. Trash talking, creating conflicts and completely being huge asses throughout the race. If they had won, it would have been one of the WORST SEASONS EVER.

Thank goodness they didn't. :ghug: