I came across the following video when doing research:
At first I could not comprehend at all what was being said, but after listening carefully I could pick up a few words. Generally my listening comprehension isn't that bad, so this caught me off guard.
I think part of the reason is the sound recording and how the sensei in the video is speaking in a rough way.
But I think another aspect is how he is speaking in some dialect (Kyoto?).
So my two questions are:
1) Is the Japanese in this video easily understood by native Japanese speakers?
2) What regional dialect is being spoken, if any?