Kyousougiga 京騒戯画

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 current episode available at the time this column is published.

SPECIAL NOTE: This edition compresses four weeks into one review. I’ve tried to streamline a bit and stick mainly to the highlights, but apologies in advance for still being unwieldy. Next week will be back to the regular volume. Japan trip was great, wish I could have stayed!

Beyond the Boundary

(境界の彼方 Kyōkai no Kanata)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@seki_saima made pilgrimages to Nara for Episode 3 and Episode 5, and to Kashihara for Episode 6. Alternatively, refer to his series catalog post to see every location featured to date. This post includes a cut from the Higashimuki Shōtengai in Episode 4 that wasn’t part of a standalone entry.

@nobucafe made a pilgrimage to Nara and Kashihara for Episode 2, and again to Nara for Episode 3. He made a pilgrimage to Mount Wakakusa as well as a return to Nara proper for Episode 4 and Episode 5.

@habusan created a catalog of the locations in Nara and Kashihara that appear in the show, so far covering most locations through Episode 5.

@jo2_pushi made a pilgrimage to Nara covering Episode 1 through Episode 5.

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Nara for Episode 3.

@gromit1446 made a pilgrimage to Jashumon cafe in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo for Episode 2.

Episode 3

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I was staying in Kyoto as Episode 3 aired and intentionally planned a trip to Nara the following day. Both Nara and Kashihara are easily reached by the Kintetsu rail lines, so I was able to drag my wife along on a seichijunrei detour before arriving at our destination. I’ll cover my pilgrimage in a separate post. These abandoned houses (above) are right in the middle of Nara, near Sarusawa Pond (猿沢池).

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Nara Hotel (奈良ホテル)

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Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

Yamato-Saidaiji Station (大和西大寺駅)

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Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

Mirai’s apartment complex

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Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

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Outside the north exit of Yamato-Saidaiji Station

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Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

Sanjō-dōri (三条通), the main commercial street through the modern section of Nara

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Pedestrian overpass near Mirai’s apartment

Episode 4

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After capturing Akihito and Mirai, the Hollow Shadow uses imagery from the Kintetsu trains and stations as the backdrop of the labyrinth based on their memories.

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Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

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Danger averted, back to the Higashimuki Shōtengai (東向き商店街) for a well earned bowl of noodles.

Episode 5

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Nara Hotel (奈良ホテル)

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Back to Sanjō-dōri (三条通)

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Matsuri in Nara Park (奈良公園), based on the Nara Toukae (なら燈花会). While this event is held in August, by a stroke of luck there was a special event on November 2 and 3 that also brought the thousands of lanterns into the park, a fortuitous development for anime pilgrims.

Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

Ukimidō (浮見堂)

Episode 6

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This week was all familiar places in Kashihara, beginning with the Seishin Gakuen Secondary School (聖心学園中等教育学校).

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Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

Fukada Pond (深田池)

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Beyond the Boundary 境界の彼方

White Album 2

(ホワイトアルバム2 Howaito Arubamu 2)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@tachikichi made a pilgrimage to the karaoke bar across from Ichikawa Station in Chiba Prefecture for Episode 2. He made a pilgrimage to Minami-Furuya Station in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture and a return visit to the embankment along the Edo River in Ichikawa, Chiba Prefecture for Episode 3.

@Beetle787 made a pilgrimage to the Edo River embankment and Ichikawa Station covering the PV, Episode 2 and Episode 3.

Episode 2

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White Album 2 has been the big surprise for me this season. I’ve been more selective over time with anime based on visual novels, due to plots that are often predictable and not too interesting. I’m glad I picked up this one, as we’re getting to see more commuter communities in Chiba Prefecture beyond the places well worn by Oreimo and others. Though the fictional Minamisuetsugu is not a direct recreation, it draws heavily on the neighborhood around Ichikawa Station (市川駅).

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Episode 3

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Kitahara and Setsuna walk along the Edo River embankment.

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Though the train markings are taken from the Chūō-Sōbu Line (中央・総武緩行線), which runs through nearby Ichikawa Station, this bridge is actually part of the Keisei Main Line (京成本線).

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Touma and Setsuna hold a meeting at a casual restaurant on the way home from school. It’s not apparent if the street outside is dedicated pedestrian space or just a low-traffic area, but it’s clear that people feel comfortable walking leisurely down the middle of the road.

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

During the course of the meeting, an interesting dynamic occurs when the visual occasional cuts away to scenes of trains moving through the neighborhood and people waiting to board at the stations. The cuts don’t advance the plot in a meaningful way, other than illustrating that these networks exist and continuously operate as life unfolds within them. But they are temporally placed with intention, adding forward momentum to the escalating conversation, creating a rhythm that feels almost like the interjections of the chorus in ancient Greek theater.

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

After a commercial break, a train threading through mid-rise buildings at night sets the scene for Kitahara’s neighborhood.

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As @tachikichi investigated (pilgrimage above), Minami-Furuya Station (南古谷駅) in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, while not a one-to-one match, was clearly the inspiration for Suetsuguchō Station, where Kitahara and Touma meet Setsuna.

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

On the walk back to the station, Kitahara and Touma are passed by what again looks like the Chūō-Sōbu Line, though in reality the station is served only by the Kawagoe Line (川越線).

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

Episode 4

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Again, we’re on something that looks like the Chūō-Sōbu Line.

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

Iwazucho Station is the closest stop to Touma’s home, and is also a fictional name. Not clear if this is based on another station on the Chūō-Sōbu, or just a generic platform. @Beetle787 (pilgrimage above) notes that the visual novel depicted this scene using equipment that resembled that of the Keisei Main Line.

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

Episode 5

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White Album 2 ホワイトアルバム2

Non Non Biyori

(のんのんびより)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@paffue made a pilgrimage to to Ogawa, Saitama Prefecture for the rural schoolhouse that serves as a visual model for the show.

@paffue (post), @ssslocation (post) and @rimatai (post) made pilgrimages to Katsushika Ward on the northeastern outskirts of Tokyo for the candy shop that was used as the model for the one that appears in Episode 2.

@rimatai also made a pilgrimage to Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture for the watermill that appears in Episode 4.

@rimatai and @ssslocation have been investigating the platform at Ōme Station for what was perhaps the inspiration for the wooden, stand-up noodle shop in Episode 5. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

@ts_kobaya made a video pilgrimage to the school house in Ogawa:

Episode 2

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

With each episode, it appears more and more likely that the setting of Non Non Biyori is not meant to represent a specific real world town. Though it does draw on individual elements from unrelated places (this candy shop comes from the outskirts of Tokyo), efforts to pinpoint a rural town based on each these pieces have all come to naught.

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Episode 5

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

While a quick search found one Hiyori Shrine in Kansai, it doesn’t look anything like this.

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

On the return trip from a day at the beach, the group discovers a stand-up soba shop on the station platform at their last transfer. While the girls who have grown up in the country are excited by what they see as a mark of urbanity, Tokyoite Hotaru isn’t sure what’s so special about such a thing.

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Refer to the pilgrimage update (above) for what appears to be a likely candidate as the model for the shop, found at Ōme Station in Ōme, Tokyo Prefecture.

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Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

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Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

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Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Non Non Biyori のんのんびより

Despite a few up close shots of the train from the opening credits and the signage in the station, conclusive identification of a town that serves as the main basis for the one in the show remains elusive.

Kyousougiga

(京騒戯画 Kyōsōgiga)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

An extra episode, featuring voice actors from the show visiting historic Kyoto locations used in the animation, will air November 15.

@sky_dj_ made a series of pilgrimages around Kyoto covering the OP, Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3 and Episode 4.

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Shibuya crossing for the OP.

Opening Credits

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Kyousougiga is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There, mashed up with Japanese history and folklore. In the credits, our protagonist Koto appears in modern day Shibuya, Tokyo before departing for the wacky mirror version of Kyoto.

Kyousougiga 京騒戯画

Kyousougiga 京騒戯画

“Through the looking glass Kyoto” is chock full of historic locations, several belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list denoting special cultural or physical significance. Here, Myōe stands on the steps leading up to Kōzan-ji (高山寺).

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The large brick aqueduct that crosses through the grounds of Nanzen-ji (南禅寺)

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Torii leading to the inner shrine of Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社)

Episode 1

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Kōzan-ji (高山寺)

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Kurama-dera (鞍馬寺)

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The model for Yase’s mansion is the only obvious non-Kyoto landmark to appear as of the first several episodes. This is the Yamate-nishi mansion (山手西洋館) in Yokohama.

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Tatsumi Daimyojin (辰巳大明神)

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Genkō-an (源光庵)

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Tatsumi Daimyojin, after the Gion area has encroached on its grounds.

Though it’s a fun exercise to find the locations based on visuals alone, if you’re familiar with Kyoto the characters themselves are somewhat obvious hints. The character Myōe (明恵) takes his name from the Buddhist monk who founded Kōzan-ji, Kurama (鞍馬) is based at Kurama-dera (鞍馬寺), Yase (八瀬) is located in the area of the Yase Tenmangū-sha (八瀬天満宮社), and Koto’s teacher Inari (稲荷) welcomes her (Episode 2) to the Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社).

Episode 2

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Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社)

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Koto’s training facility is based on an historic elementary school (旧遷喬尋常小学校) in Maniwa, Okayama Prefecture.

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Kyousougiga 京騒戯画

Fushimi Inari Taisha

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Episode 3

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Kōzan-ji (高山寺)

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Kurama-dera (鞍馬寺)

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Heian-jingū (平安神宮)

Episode 4

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Yamate-nishi mansion (山手西洋館)

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Yase’s mansion is depicted as locating in a valley in Kyoto’s Sakyō Ward (左京区) northeast of the city center.

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Kyoto Station (京都駅), as it would have looked from 1914-1950

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Meganebu!

(メガネブ!)
Watch: Crunchyroll

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to Sabae, Fukui Prefecture for the OP and Episode 1 through Episode 4.

@hiroina_7916ltd made a pilgrimage to Sabae for the ED.

Episode 2

Meganebu! メガネブ!

I’m not sure exactly what I expected, plot-wise, from this show. Given that the city of Sabae had put some thought into preparations for pop culture tourism, you’d have thought it might have figured a little more prominently in the action. Thus far, just a lot of innuendo, slapstick, and some forehead slapping dumbness thrown in for good measure. At least the Fukui Railway Fukubu Line (福井鉄道福武線) shows up from time to time.

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Episode 3

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Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

The one truly interesting moment of the first handful of episodes comes when the flashback of Mochizuki Koichi shows the tram making a stop in what, at the time, was a relatively active downtown.

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Tetsu and Koichi pass under the rail line on their walk home from school.

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Episode 5

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Rail bridge in the background. Seriously, what’s up with this bike?

Meganebu! メガネブ!

A quick stop in the shōtengai at a vendor that offers free ultrasonic eyewear cleaning.

Meganebu! メガネブ!

The lack of activity and number of shuttered store fronts suggest this shōtengai has seen better days.

Meganebu! メガネブ!

Golden Time

(ゴールデンタイム Gōruden Taimu)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to to Shimada, Shizoka Prefecture, including the interior shots on the Tokaido Shinkansen, for Episode 4 through Episode 6.

@gonta0822 made a pilgrimage to Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo for Episode 1.

@lidges made a pilgrimage to the Great Seto Bridge connecting Okayama and Kagawa prefectures for Episode 3.

Episode 3

Golden Time ゴールデンタイム

The Great Seto Bridge (瀬戸大橋)—is nowhere near Tokyo! This is the first obvious location inconsistency for this show.

Episode 4

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Trains and buses stop by about 1:00 am in Tokyo. You can either grab a taxi (not cheap) or find a place to crash until transit starts up in the morning.

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Banri travels home via Tōkaidō Shinkansen (東海道新幹線).

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Episode 5

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Return to the Hōrai Bridge (蓬莱橋), the scene of Banri’s accident.

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Golden Time ゴールデンタイム

They just couldn’t resist. Your obligatory postcard shot of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen with Mount Fuji in the background.

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Golden Time ゴールデンタイム

Golden Time ゴールデンタイム

Episode 6

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Ichigaya (市谷) area

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Misakichō (三崎町)

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Golden Time ゴールデンタイム

Banri again on the Hongo-dori (本郷通り) bridge crossing the sotobori (外濠)

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Golden Time ゴールデンタイム

Golden Time ゴールデンタイム

Coppelion

(コッペリオン Kopperion)
Watch: HuluViz Anime

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@shira_ry made a pilgrimage to Shinjuku, Tokyo and Fuchū and Tama, Tokyo Prefecture for Episode 1 and Episode 2. A second post includes additional cuts from those episodes, and covers all of Episode 3. A third post returns to Fuchū for Episode 4 and additional cuts from Episode 1. The latest post takes us to Shinjuku and Roppongi in Tokyo proper, as well as Fuchū, Chōfu, Mitaka and Tama in the west of the metropolis.

@habusan posted a pilgrimage for Episode 1 and Episode 2, which appears to be part of a planned location encyclopedia for the run of the show.

Episode 4

Coppelion コッペリオン

Coppelion has stuck primarily to suburban residential neighborhoods on the west side of Tokyo Metropolis, though occasionally dips into the 23 special wards of the city, as with Shinjuku here.

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Roppongi

Episode 6

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The Coppelion discover that a resurrected train line has been used for the transport of materials to people still living in the old capital.

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Curious to find out which one it is.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel

(蒼き鋼のアルペジオ Aoki Hagane no Arupejio)
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Episode 4

Arpeggio of Blue Steel 蒼き鋼のアルペジオ

Large portions of Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture are now underwater ruins due to sea level rise. Five episodes into the show and still no mention of the causes of climate change.

Arpeggio of Blue Steel 蒼き鋼のアルペジオ

Monogatari Series Second Season

(〈物語〉シリーズ セカンドシーズン)
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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Biei, Hokkaido Prefecture for Episode 17.

@shira_ry made a pilgrimage to Shibuya and several other locations around Tokyo for Episode 12, Episode 13 and Episode 15.

@pieace_ made a pilgrimage to Shibuya, Tokyo for Episode 12.

@gonta0822 made a pilgrimage to Enshunada Kaihin Park in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Episode 7.

 

Special Items

Fresh off the heels of a dedicated weekly Kyoto pilgrimage for Uchōten Kazoku, @ye_bi_su has impressed many with not just a Tamayura pilgrimage, but one photographed using the same Rollei 35S manual operation film camera that main character Sawatari Fū uses in the anime. One post explains finding and learning to use the camera, and four pilgrimage posts (1, 2, 3 and 4) that cover the Tamayura: More Aggressive season through Episode 6 (perhaps more on the way?). This includes much coverage of Takehara, an extensive visit to Onomichi and the areas around the Ondo-no-seto strait, and a few shots in Shioiri, Yokosuka as well. Just when I begin to think I understand the amount of thought that goes into preparing for seichijunrei, a pleasant surprise like this reminds me that the rabbit hole can still go deeper.

@626shin (post) and @lidges (post) attended “Tamayura Day” in Takehara.

Happy news from the Kamo River delta in Kyoto. The iconic river crossing stones that featured in shows such as K-On!, Tamako Market and Uchōten Kazoku have been more or less restored to their original state before typhoons this fall inundated the delta with rocks and sediment. See the original/after typhoon, and after restoration (1, 2).

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@ye_bi_su (post) and @paffue (post) both made pilgrimages to Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture for the PV of Wake Up, Girls, premiering January 2014.

@bear_capybara (post) and @tianlangxing (post) both made pilgrimages to Yokohama for the PV of Hamatora, based on a manga and slated to begin broadcasting in January 2014.

@aqcuaria made a pilgrimage to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, which appears in promotional material for the January 2014 premiere of Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Shibuya for Tokyo Ravens.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Setagaya Ward, Tokyo for Episode 1 and Episode 2 Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~@paffue made a visit to Kokubunji Station in Kokubunji, Tokyo Prefecture and Dainohara Station in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, both of which appeared in Episode 3, through the show is ostensibly set in Setagaya.

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Onomichi Station for Ace of Diamond.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Shibuya Station ekimae for Strike the Blood.

@Bf109K1 made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for Uchōten Kazoku.

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture for Tamayura: More Aggressive.

@habusan made a pilgrimage to Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture for Tamayura: More Aggressive.

@etesuke made a pilgrimage to Iwami, Tottori Prefecture for Free!

@Bf109K1 made a comprehensive season pilgrimage to Iwami, and a quick stop in Kyoto, for Free! @buzz_tawagoto made a brief stop (post 1 and 2) in Iwami for the same.

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for Free!

@Beetle787 made a pilgrimage to the Senmō Main Line, which travels through the Kushiro-shitsugen National Park in Hokkaido for Servant x Service.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Shibuya Station for Gatchaman Crowds.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Yokohama for Futari wa Milky Holmes.

@kakuretajigen made a pilgrimage to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Yama no Susume.

@aqcuaria made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Aiura.

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Hakata Station for Sakura-sō no Petto na Kanojo.

@Beetle787 made a pilgrimage to Fuchū, Tokyo Prefecture for Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru.

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Hakata Ward, Fukuoka and Kokuraminami Ward, Kitakyūshū for Saki Achiga-hen episode of Side-A.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Midori Ward, Yokohama for Kokoro Connect.

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Yokohama for Fate/Zero.

@tianlangxing updated a previous pilgrimage to Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture for Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to Toyama Station for YuruYuri.

@cairn_07 made a pilgrimage to Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture for Ano Natsu de Matteru.

@rimatai made a pilgrimage to the Setagaya Ward, Tokyo shop of cafe Jashumon for the manga Shimokita Naa Naa Izumu. The location is the same that is used as the visual model for the youmu appraiser’s shop in the currently airing Kyōkai no Kanata.

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Kushiro, Hokkaido Prefecture for Bokura ga Ita.

@aqcuaria made a pilgrimage to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Aoi Hana.

@paffue made a pilgrimage to Sapporo, Biei and Furano, all in Hokkaido Prefecture, for Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live@Beetle787 was in Sapporo and Biei for the same.