Sound! Euphonium 2 響け!ユーフォニアム2

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of public transit use and urban design, as well as discussion of place identity and culture, through anime currently broadcast or screening in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. This review also documents seichijunrei (聖地巡礼 holy land pilgrimage) and butaitanbou (舞台探訪 scene hunting), which are pop culture tourism and place-based engagement induced by the use of real locations in show settings.

Sound! Euphonium 2

(響け!ユーフォニアム2 Hibike! Yūfoniamu 2)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

Kyoto Shimbun published an article about the first performance given by a volunteer concert band created this year by fans of Hibike! Euphonium. 420 attended the performance at the Uji Cultural Center, and the band plans to give its second concert in 2017 December.

@ye_bi_su (post) and @keihi49 (post) made pilgrimages to the Nagoya Congress Center in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture for Episode 12.

@touyoko_com made a pilgrimage (updated: post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4) and to Uji, Kyoto Prefecture through Episode 11.

@ewi made a pilgrimage to Uji for multiple episodes.

@taiyaki0628 made a pilgrimage to Kyoto and Uji for multiple episodes.

Episode 12

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Kameyama Junction (亀山ジャンクション) on the Shin-Meishin Expressway in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture

[Credit: @tesra1141, Twitter]

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Nagoya Congress Center (名古屋国際会議場) in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

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Hibino Station (Nagoya) (日比野駅 (名古屋市))

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Century Hall (センチュリーホール)

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The Great Passage

(舟を編む Fune o Amu)

Episode 11

The Great Passage 舟を編む

Enoshima Electric Railway (江ノ島電鉄) in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture

The Great Passage 舟を編む

The Great Passage 舟を編む

Inamuragasaki Station (稲村ケ崎駅)

[Credit: @teo_imperial, Twitter]

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Otonashi River (音無川), just west of Inamuragasaki Station

[Credit: @teo_imperial, Twitter]

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Munatsukizaka (胸突坂) in Hongō Kikuzaka (本郷菊坂), Bunkyō Ward

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Tadon-zaka (炭団坂) in Hongō, Bunkyo Ward

[Credit: @teo_imperial, Twitter]

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March comes in like a lion

(3月のライオン Sangatsu no Raion)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@Roan_Inish made pilgrimages to (post 1) Akashichō for Episode 2; (post 2) Tsukiji for Episode 9; (post 3) Shinkawa and Sendagaya for Episode 10; and (post 4) Tsukuda and Shinkawa for Episode 11.

@Surwill compiled a Street View tour of locations in Tsukuda, Tsukishima, Shinkawa and Sendagaya through Episode 10.

Episode 11

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Kamejima River flood gate (亀島川水門)

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Tsukuda (佃)

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Tsukuda

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Shinkawa (新川)

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Tsukuda

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Tsukuda

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Tsukuda (small) Bridge (佃小橋)

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Tsukuda

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

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Torii marking beginning of the approach to Sumiyoshi Jinja (住吉神社)

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Tsukuda

March comes in like a lion 3月のライオン

Poco’s Udon World

(うどんの国の金色毛鞠 Udon no Kuni no Kin’iro Kemari)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

The Kagawa Prefecture Tourism Association is releasing official Udon no Kuni pilgrimage maps, organized by episode.

Episode 12

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Takamatsu (高松), Kagawa Prefecture

Angel Road (エンジェルロード)

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Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Chikiri Jinja (ちきり神社) in Busshōzan (仏生山)

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Yashima (屋島)

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Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad (高松琴平電気鉄道)

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Uehara-ya head shop (上原屋本店) in Ritsurin-chō (栗林町)

Poco's Udon World うどんの国の金色毛鞠

Yuri!!! On ICE

(ユーリ!!! on ICE Yūri on Aisu)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

Saga Prefecture (press release) will enter a marketing collaboration with Yuri!!! on ICE to promote tourism to the show setting in Karatsu, as well as sales of local specialty products and anime goods. Media coverage: Mainichi Shimbun, Dengeki Online, Netorabo, Biglobe News, Jiji, animate Times, Comic Natalie

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Yuri!!! On ICE ユーリ!!! on ICE

Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona

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Tuchkov Bridge (Ту́чков мост) in Saint Petersburg, Russia

[Credit: @rad_lst, Twitter]

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Special Items

Media and General Interest

Kyoto Shimbun published an article about a promotional event for the second season of Uchōten Kazoku to be held at Shimogamo Jinja on 2017 January 12, the first time an anime-related activity will have been hosted on the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the work, Shimogamo is used as the home for the protagonist family of tanuki.

Mainichi Shimbun published an article about brisk business experienced by a local sake shop in Hida, Gifu Prefecture selling “pilgrimage sake” to fans visiting for Kimi no Na wa. Kuchikamizake (口噛み酒), spontaneously fermenting alcohol from rice and saliva, plays a role in the film. The special item sold at the Hida shop is ordinary rice wine, but is sold in packaging inspired by objects in the film.

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@SSEBTBM883 made pilgrimages to (new post) Ginzan Onsen in Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture; and (updated post) Tokyo inner wards for Girlish Number.

@mo_om921 made a pilgrimage to Kichijōji, Musashino, Tokyo Metropolis for Occultic;Nine.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@keihi49 made a pilgrimage to Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Love Live! Sunshine!!

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4) to Takayama, Gifu Prefecture for Hyōka.

@mikehattsu continues his pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4, post 5, post 6, post 7) to Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, including the Yuwaku Bonbori Matsuri, for Hanasaku Iroha.