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Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 86

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 86

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...
Demachi Masugata Shotengai

Demachi Masugata Shotengai

On one of the last evenings of 2012, a man wanders into Demachi Masugata Shōtengai (出町桝形商店街), a 164 meter covered pedestrian shopping arcade in Demachi, a predominately residential area just beyond the Kyoto Imperial Palace, where the city’s urban core begins turning over to suburban outskirts. The man’s footing is unsteady, having spent the better...
Mackerelgate

Mackerelgate

さはわはいまここ pic.twitter.com/LicZcXUMMo — 京都出町・桝形商店街 (@masugatakun) April 13, 2014 Someone at the Demachi Masugata Shōtengai (出町桝形商店街) seemed to think the large mackerel—officially dubbed Waka Saba-chan (若さばちゃん)—that hangs from the arcade roof ought to have the chance to enjoy hanami before the last cherry blossoms fall this spring. I’d really like to know how that came up...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 85

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 85

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 84

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 84

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 83

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 83

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...
Ippudo Beijing Opening Day

Ippudo Beijing Opening Day

Before today, there was no ramen in Beijing worth eating. (My deskmate in Mandarin class is from Kansai and will back me up on this.) While this is far from Ippudo’s first foray into Mainland China—multiple shops in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and even one in Shenzhen have been well-received—Beijing finally gets in the game with its...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 82

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 82

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 81

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 81

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 80

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 80

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 79

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 79

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 78

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 78

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...