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

The Just Because! production team provided background art and key frames for an exhibition at the cultural festival of Fukasawa High School in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. The school is one of the main settings of the series and would normally not be within the scope of butaitanbou, due to the nature of the facility, but the festival provided a rare chance to explore the grounds. @tianlangxing published a pilgrimage and report on the exhibition. @626shin also attended and shared photography of the grounds and exhibits:

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Mikado (ミカド) game center in Tadanobaba, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo Metropolis

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

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Port Island Sports Center (ポートアイランドスポーツセンター) in Minatojima Nakamachi, Chūō Ward, Kōbe, Hyōgo Prefecture

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

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Arasuna Jinja (荒砂神社) in Iwami, Tottori Prefecture

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IC transit card swipe

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Shiminhiroba Station (市民広場駅) in Minatojima Nakamachi

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

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

@m_shimbe (tweet) and @tenere_nm7 (tweet) previously made pilgrimages to Mizugakiyama for the manga chapter used as the basis for Episode 11.

Episode 11

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

Higashi-Hannō Station (東飯能駅)

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

Hachikō Line (八高線)

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

Chichibu Tama Kai National Park (秩父多摩甲斐国立公園)

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

Mizugakiyama (瑞牆山) trailhead

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

Momotarō Boulder (桃太郎岩)

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

Mizugakiyama summit

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

Kinpusan (金峰山)

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

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@genoishi made a pilgrimage to Takaoka and Imizu, Toyama Prefecture for Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai.

@touyoko_com made a pilgrimage to Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture for Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Honmokumidorigaoka and Yamashita Park in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture; and Gas Bridge, between Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture and Ōta Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Hanebado!

Past Season Pilgrimage

@cunqi made a pilgrimage to (tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3, tweet 4) Fremantle, Australia; and (tweet 5, tweet 6) Singapore Changi Airport for Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho.

@rica0867 made a pilgrimage to Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture for Toji no Miko.

@Nagatoyukito5 made a pilgrimage to Jashumon Cafe in Daita, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Kyōkai no Kanata.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture for Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!