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

Asahi Shimbun published an article about Kan’onji, Kagawa Prefecture offering licensed Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru goods exchanged for furusato nozei (ふるさと納税 hometown tax), a nationwide program that allows people to divert part of their local tax payments to smaller, less funded municipalities, which usually respond with gifts of items either produced locally or that have some unique tie to the location.

Hokkaidō Shimbun published an article about a boost in visitor attendance at the Abashiri Prison Museum in Abashiri, Hokkaidō Prefecture attributed to Golden Kamuy.

Hōnichi Lab published an article introducing five anime pilgrimage locations popular among foreign visitors to Japan, predicting increased demand going forward and thus more opportunities for local municipalities to attract inbound tourism using anime.

Renmin Ribao published an article about rapidly growing interest in seichijunrei among Chinese visitors to Japan.

Shōkei no Michi

Anime fans were in attendance at this year’s Shōkei no Michi (憧憬の路)—Path of Longing—held October 27-28 in Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture. The festival features thousands of bamboo lanterns and is depicted in depth in the Tamayura series:

Tsurune

(ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部― Tsurune: Kazemai Kōkō Kyūdō-bu)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@athno made a pilgrimage (tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3) to Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture for Episode 1.

@NONBIRlw, a student at Nagano High School, posted comparison photos (tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3) of scenes on campus from Episode 1. As always, remember that you should not enter school grounds unless there is an event open to the public, or you have requested and been granted permission by school administration.

Episode 2

All locations are in Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture except where noted otherwise.

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Shari Jinja (伺去神社) in Shari (伺去)

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Front gate of Nagano Prefectural Nagano Nishi High School (長野県長野西高等学校) in Hakoshimizu (箱清水)

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Asakawa Higashijō intersection (浅川東条交差点)

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Kyūdōba (弓道場) at Nagano Prefectural Nagano High School (長野県長野高等学校) in Uematsu (上松)

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Shari Jinja

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Kenroku-en Kyūdōba (兼六園弓道場) at the Ishikawa Prefectural Budōkan (石川県立武道館) in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

The position of the bus stop and candy shop is just north of the Miwa 7-8 chōme intersection (三輪七八丁目交差点), however neither exists. It’s on the west side of the street, which by the map is considered in Hakoshimizu, not Miwa.

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Nagano Sports Park (長野運動公園) in Yoshida (吉田)

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Nakagosho (中御所)

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Hakoshimizu intersection (箱清水交差点)

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

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 made a pilgrimage to Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture for Episode 3 and Episode 4.

@kitaku_mj_4anko made a pilgrimage to Nagasaki for the OP, ED, Episode 3 and Episode 4.

@keihi49 made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Nagasaki for the OP, Episode 2 and Episode 3.

@touyoko_com made a pilgrimage to Nagasaki for the key visuals, PV, OP and Episode 1 through Episode 3. He’s also publishing separate posts by episode that have additional details, with Episode 1 currently available.

Episode 4

All locations are in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture.

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

Nagasaki Seaside Park (長崎水辺の森公園) in Tokiwamachi (常盤町)

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

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

Approach to the back gate of 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

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

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 (グラバー園) 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

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

Glover Garden

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

No information yet on a possible model for the photography shop.

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

Slope approaching the east gate of Nagasaki Minami High School

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

East gate

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

The photography club sets up for a nighttime session from the roof of Nagasaki Minami High School. Though pilgrims won’t be able to see this particular vantage point outside exceptional circumstances, this general direction is visible from other nearby locations and is a popular night view of the city. Nagasaki’s topography creates many opportunities to capture panorama views and nighttime photography is especially popular. In searching for locations that appear in this series, particularly public parks, I frequently come across photo essays, portfolio sites and discussion forums revolving around finding the best places to capture night views.

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

Descending slope from the east gate

Future Season Pilgrimage

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to Rome, Venice and Tuscany, Italy for the PV, key visuals and other promotion images for Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over the Rainbow.

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@miyaken46 (post) and @touyoko_com (post) made pilgrimages to Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture for Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai Episode 4.

@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Fujisawa and Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture for Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai Episode 2 through Episode 4.

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture for Sora to Umi no Aida Episode 1 through Episode 4.

@taiyaki0628 (post) and @Love_Nozomi69 (tweet thread) made pilgrimages to Ureshino, Saga Prefecture for Zombie Land Saga Episode 4.

@taiyaki0628 made a pilgrimage to Karatsu, Saga Prefecture for Zombie Land Saga Episode 3.

@Surwill published a combined Street View tour and on-location archive images for locations in Saga City, Karatsu and Ureshino, Saga Prefecture for Zombie Land Saga.

@touyoko_com made a pilgrimage to Kiyose, Tokyo Metropolis for Yagate Kimi ni Naru.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Ogikubo, Shimoigusa and Kamiigusa, Suginami Ward; Kamishakujii, Nerima Ward; Senju, Adachi Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for SSSS.Gridman Episode 1 through Episode 4.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture for Release the Spyce Episode 2 though Episode 4.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Nakano and Arai, Nakano Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Himote House.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Shiodome, Minato Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Toaru Majutsu no Index III Episode 1.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@yamagishi made a pilgrimage to Ishigaki and Taketomi, Okinawa Prefecture for Gekijōban Non Non Biyori Vacation.

@kbt_tigers1985 made a pilgrimage to Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture for Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai.

@cunqi made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2, post 3) to Singapore for Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho.

@rica0867 made a pilgrimage to Kan’onji, Kagawa Prefecture for Yūki Yūna wa Yūsha de Aru: Yūsha no Shō.

@kafortt made a pilgrimage (part 2) to Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture for Flying Witch.

@yomikatajiyu made a pilgrimage to Hakodate, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works.

@rica0867 made a pilgrimage to Toyohama Station in Kan’onji, Kagawa Prefecture for Sora no Method.

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy for OVA Girls und Panzer: This is the Real Anzio Battle!