My purpose today was to try to find the little shop that Debb and I were in back in 2013.
It was in that store that we found lots and lots of Felix Gum. I have been quite been quite
surprised to find how few stores there are that sell that stuff. Even more surprising to me
are the number of shop-keepers (the majority of whom appear to be younger than 25) who
say they've never heard of it. Even when I show them a photo of the wrapped gum they just
shrug their shoulders, tell me arimasen and suggest another place that might have some.
I started out just walking around, gawking and filming like a tourist.
If I remember correctly, the last time that I was in American Village it was my last day on island
I kept walking in and out of the many little "side streets" with hopes of recognizing the Felix Gum shop
One guy got a kick outta the patches on my jacket - one with the Okinawa Prefectural flag and the other
This next segment is not one of my best for camera work, I got distracted too many times.
Well, if I couldn't find Felix gum then the least I could (and should) do is get a bottle of awamori
Then one more last ditch effort to score some Felix!
So that ends my quest for Felix Gum. Empty-handed, except for the habushu, I departed for adventures yet to be realized.
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