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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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 96

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 96

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...
Eifukucho

Eifukucho

On this late afternoon and early evening we’ve stopped in Eifukuchō (永福町), a residential neighborhood anchored on Eifukuchō Station and shopping arcades along Eifuku-dōri both to the north and south. Keiō Inokashira Line local and express trains stop at Eifukuchō, with about a 12 minute trip into Shibuya. On this visit, we’re looking specifically at...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 95

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 95

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...
Kichijoji

Kichijoji

Our westernmost stop for this volume of The Tokyo Project brings us to Kichijōji (吉祥寺), a substantial mixed use neighborhood anchored on a cluster of covered pedestrian shopping arcades adjacent to Kichijōji Station. Kichijōji is part of the city of Musashino, which is still in Tokyo Metropolis but outside the 23 special wards that make...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 94

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 94

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...