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Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 103

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 103

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of transit, place and culture as rendered in anime currently broadcast in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. For a detailed outline of the approach, please refer to the explanation in the inaugural issue. Links to streaming sources are included when available, though not all may...
Irohakai Shotengai in Sanya

Irohakai Shotengai in Sanya

Irohakai Shōtengai (いろは会商店街) is a covered shopping arcade that fills most of a 370 meter street at the center of the neighborhood formerly known as Sanya (山谷), though its official postal address is now Nihonzutsumi 1-chome in Taitō Ward. A business association was created in 1919 and businesses had been setting up on the street even...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 102

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 102

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of transit, place and culture as rendered in anime currently broadcast in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. For a detailed outline of the approach, please refer to the explanation in the inaugural issue. Links to streaming sources are included when available, though not all may...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 101

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 101

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of transit, place and culture as rendered in anime currently broadcast in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. For a detailed outline of the approach, please refer to the explanation in the inaugural issue. Links to streaming sources are included when available, though not all may...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 100

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 100

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of transit, place and culture as rendered in anime currently broadcast in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. For a detailed outline of the approach, please refer to the explanation in the inaugural issue. Links to streaming sources are included when available, though not all may...
Walk from Hikifune to Sanya

Walk from Hikifune to Sanya

Almost all of my Tokyo explorations target specific neighborhoods or locations, but without a direct train route between my morning visits in Sumida Ward and the afternoon set in Taitō Ward, I figured I would make the most of it with a 30-40 minute walk between the two. Leaving Hikifune, I crossed through Higashimukojima, following...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 99

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 99

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of transit, place and culture as rendered in anime currently broadcast in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. For a detailed outline of the approach, please refer to the explanation in the inaugural issue. Links to streaming sources are included when available, though not all may...
Hikifune

Hikifune

Hikifune (曳舟), a mostly residential area in the upper half of Sumida Ward, was my easternmost stop in this volume of The Tokyo Project. In my research after visiting, I would learn that its location within the ward had significant implications for the nature of the neighborhood. While the lower half was rebuilt in a...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 98

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 98

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of transit, place and culture as rendered in anime currently broadcast in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. For a detailed outline of the approach, please refer to the explanation in the inaugural issue. Links to streaming sources are included when available, though not all may...
Kinshicho

Kinshicho

Kinshichō (錦糸町) is a large commercial node centered around Kinshichō Station in Sumida Ward, deep into the Shitamachi area on the east side of Tokyo. Largely absent are the bright neon, super high density and narrow, winding streets found in the central and western, more affluent parts of town. This is middle class and blue...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 97

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 97

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of transit, place and culture as rendered in anime currently broadcast in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. For a detailed outline of the approach, please refer to the explanation in the inaugural issue. Links to streaming sources are included when available, though not all may...
Taishoken in Eifukucho

Taishoken in Eifukucho

A visit to Eifukuchō Taishōken (永福町大勝軒) is a little like a step back in time, to 1955 when the shop first opened, or thereabouts. Though the ramen has gone from around 35 yen to 1050 and higher, everything else about Taishōken’s look and feel has more or less held constant as it watched over the...