Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

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.

Media and General Interest

Mainichi Shimbun published an article of brief interviews with foreign tourists visiting Japan for anime pilgrimage.

Nihon Keizai Shimbun published an article about the popularity of anime tourism to Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Slam Dunk among visitors from China and Taiwan.

TV Tokyo program You wa Nani Shi ni Nippon e? (YOUは何しに日本へ? Why Did You Come to Japan?) July 9 broadcast included a segment with an American and Canadian visitor traveling to Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Love Live! Sunshine!!

@keyboar published a report on 2018 Tanabata Suzumiya Haruhi installations around the Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi neighborhood in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture.

Shinano Mainichi Shimbun published an article about Iijima, Nagano Prefecture, which claims to be the birthplace of anime seichijunrei and will install a monument commemorating this at Tagiri Station, where visitors first began making pilgrimages following an OVA release of Kyūkyoku Chōjin R in 1991. @genoishi has created a phenomenal resource with the Butaitanbou Archive, creating a data trail for anime pilgrimage, but it’s still very difficult to pin down a definitive origin. Anime tourism has gone by many different names and predates the internet. Situations like the Iijima claim raise questions about defining the behavior and from whose perspective assertions are made.

Arrests have been made in the case of the intentional scratching of Love Live! Sunshine!! manhole covers in Numazu. Police are investigating if this incident is linked to the second act of vandalism involving paint. Media coverage: Sankei Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun, Shizuoka Shinbun, Chūnichi Shimbun, Netorabo, Anime News Network

Encouragement of Climb Season 3

(ヤマノススメ サードシーズン Yama no Susume Sādo Shīzun)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@habusan (updated post) made pilgrimages to Tsukubasan in Ibaraki Prefecture for Episode 1 and Tenranzan in Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Episode 2.

@rimatai (post), @m_shimbe (tweet 1, tweet 2), @teo_imperial (tweet thread) and @Su6546Age (tweet), @tomomik452 (post) made pilgrimages to Tsukubasan in Ibaraki Prefecture for Episode 1.

@hauyashi made pilgrimages to Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for the PV and will periodically update a post covering the third season.

Episode 1

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Wareiwa-bashi (割岩橋) in Hannō, Saitama Prefecture

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Yumesaika Suzuki (夢彩菓すずき) in Hannō

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Tsukubasan (筑波山) in Ibaraki Prefecture

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

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Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Ending Credits

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Kannonji (観音寺) in Hannō

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Hannō-gawara (飯能河原), the wide and mostly dry riverbed of the Iruma-gawa (入間川)

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Donkichi-bashi (とんちき橋) in Hannō Central Park (飯能中央公園)

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Hannō Central Park

Episode 2

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Hannō Ginza Shōtengai (飯能銀座商店街)

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Hannō Central Park (飯能中央公園)

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Tenranzan (天覧山)

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Gas Bridge on the Tama River between Kawasaki and Tokyo for Hanebado! Episode 1.

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Shimotakaido, Suginami Ward and Kitasenju, Adachi Ward (both Tokyo Metropolis) for Sunohara-sō no Kanrinin-san Episode 1.

@michende34 made a pilgrimage to Niijima in Ōshima Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis for Island Episode 1.

@Surwill published a Street View tour of locations on Niijima in Ōshima Subprefecture, Tokyo Metropolis for Island Episode 1.

@flyingbird1124 compiled archive images from London, England for locations from Phantom in the Twilight Episode 1.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@keihi49 made a pilgrimage to Kamo Jinja in Ōmihachiman, Shiga Prefecture; and Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture for Uma Musume Pretty Derby.

@Bf109K1 made a pilgrimage to Takabocci Highland in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture for Yuru Camp.