Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

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

Danro published an article by contents tourism researcher Kawashima Tarō about the the Anime Seichijunrei “Book” Sale (アニメ聖地巡礼“本”即売会) held September 24 at the Tokyo City Eye Performance Zone, which featured traditionally published and self-published books and magazines, and talks by prominent contents tourism researchers and writers. The intention of organizers was to both create an opportunity to gather this content together outside of Comiket, and provide a venue for exchange between researchers, fans and other seichijunrei stakeholders. A second event has been announced for 2019 May 25 at the same venue.

@gfi59 published a report (post 1, post 2) about the reorganization of the large collection of K-On! paraphernalia donated by fans to the Toyosato Elementary School since the series original broadcast almost ten years ago.

@rica0867 published a pilgrimage and report from an exhibition of Just Because! background art and keyframes provided by the production team for 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 for outside visitors to explore the grounds.

Many anime fans attended this year’s Ryūsei Matsuri (龍勢まつり), held October 14 in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture. The festival is notable for its handmade fireworks, which were featured in Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Iroduku: The World in Colors

(色づく世界の明日から Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@fragments_sue (tweet thread), @qqbb5at9k (updated post), and @mitatowa (tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3) made pilgrimages to Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture for the OP.

@keihi49 made a pilgrimage to Nagasaki for the key visuals, PV and Episode 1.

Opening Credits

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Very long telephoto shot into Shiinokimachi (椎の木町) from Izumo Kinrin Park (出雲近隣公園) in Izumo (出雲)

[Credit: @KENMIN_F, Twitter]

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Meganebashi (眼鏡橋) in Uonomachi (魚の町)

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Slope street adjacent to Minami Yamate Kusunoki Park (南山手くすのき公園) in Minami Yamatemachi (南山手町)

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

City tram line in Dejimamachi (出島町)

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

View from the former Mitsubishi Dockhouse No. 2 (旧三菱第2ドックハウス) inside Glover Garden (グラバー園) in Minami-Yamatemachi

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Orandazaka (オランダ坂) in Higashi-Yamatemachi (東山手町)

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Glover-dōri (グラバー通り), at the west side of Glover Garden, in Minami-Yamatemachi

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Same street, at the three-point intersection to the south

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Jiyū-tei Tearoom (自由亭喫茶室) inside Glover Garden

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Higashiyama Park (東山公園) in Higashiyamamachi (東山町)

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Kinenzaka (祈念坂) in Minami-Yamatemachi

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Motomachi (元町)

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Kinenzaka

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Recently rebuilt Nabekanmuriyama Park observation platform (鍋冠山公園展望台) in Izumo. This is a popular city viewing point.

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Ōura Church (大浦天主堂) and Catholic Oura Church (カトリック大浦教会) in Minami-Yamatemachi

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Motomachi

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Episode 2

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Izumo Kinrin Park

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Mori no Majo Cafe (森の魔女カフェ) in Nishiumimachi (西海町)

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Jiyū-tei Tearoom

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Kinenzaka

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Nagasaki Minami High School (長崎南高等学校) in Kamikoshima (上小島)

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Megami-ōhashi (女神大橋) viewed from Nagasaki Minami High School

Ending Credits

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Top end of Kinenzaka

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

The second scene is next to the elevator at the top end of Glover Sky Road (グラバースカイロード),

Iroduku: The World in Colors 色づく世界の明日から

Future Season Pilgrimage

@Barnirun made a pilgrimage to Osaka for the PV to W’z, premiering 2019 January.

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@touyoko_com (post) and @rica0867 (post) made pilgrimages to Fujisawa and Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai Episode 2.

@Surwill published a Street View tour of locations in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture for Sora to Umi no Aida.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture for Release the Spyce Episode 1.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Miyasaka, Setagawa Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Sword Art Online: Alicization Episode 1.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@MuskaShota made a pilgrimage (tweet thread) to Hinataoka, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture for Penguin Highway.

@fureshima2234 made a pilgrimage to Takayama Fudōson and the Kanhasshū observation platform in Takayama, Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Yama no Susume Third Season.

@york21c made a pilgrimage to Tokyo for Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me.

@cunqi made a pilgrimage to Singapore for Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho.

@miyaken46 made a pilgrimage to Komagane, Nagano Prefecture for Yurucamp.