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2015 Butaitanbou Summit in Kagoshima

2015 Butaitanbou Summit in Kagoshima

It’s a funny thing to be over 30 and discover I’m just now finding my tribe. Stranger still that they come from a different place and culture than the one in which I grew up. For two days in July I was able to finally meet many of them face-to-face for the first time. These...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 147

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 147

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 have...
Takakura Nijo in Kannoncho

Takakura Nijo in Kannoncho

My final stop before heading back to China via Tokyo after a week in Kansai was originally to be a return visit to Miyoshi in Kyoto’s Kiyamachi nightlife district. Miyoshi is a simple, no fuss bowl of tonkotsu ramen (creamy, pork bone soup) that doesn’t score highly in the creativity department, but goes down easy...
Eizan Electric Railway K-On! Walk

Eizan Electric Railway K-On! Walk

For my last day on a stay in Kyoto, I had wanted to get away from the city center and have a good, meditative walk. The original plan was to follow the full length of the Eizan Electric Railway (叡山電鉄) Kurama Line, from Demachiyanagi all the way up through the hills to Kurama-dera. In the...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 146

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 146

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 have...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 145

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 145

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 have...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 144

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 144

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 have...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 143

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 143

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 have...
Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is a colossal Shinto shrine that sprawls up the western slope of Mount Inari in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto. It is the head shrine of over 32,000 Inari sub-shrines, approximately one third of the Shinto shrines with full-time resident priests in all of Japan. Inari is the Shinto god (kami) of a...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 142

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 142

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 have...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 141

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 141

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 have...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 140

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 140

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 have...