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

Saga Shimbun published articles before and after a one-day-only public opening of the former Mitsubishi Joint Stock Company Karatsu Branch main building in Karatsu, Saga Prefecture on November 25. The intention of the event was to give seichijunrei-sha the opportunity to explore the building, which is used as a model for the mansion where the idols live in Zombie Land Saga. Over 1000 people visited and local officials were pleased with the turnout. @nagisaya_blog recently made a pilgrimage to Karatsu that included the event. Other pilgrims also took advantage of the event to explore the building, including @taiyaki0628 (tweet), @fragments_sue (tweet), @utuki9797 (tweet), @Daidai_KumaNeko (tweet) and @ecotomagia (tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3, tweet 4, tweet 5).

Mutsu Shinpō published an article about anime tourism to Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture for Flying Witch. The story discusses measures taken by local tourism promotion organizations to engage with visiting fans at the time of the 2016 broadcast, the need to re-calibrate the strategy now that the interest boom has subsided, and ongoing fan-led exchange activities, considered by some to be a basis for initiatives to bridge from the boom into long-term regional promotion.

Sports Hōchi published an article about pilgrimage to cities and campgrounds in Yamanashi Prefecture for Yurucamp.

Tsurune

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

Episode 6

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Just north of the Miwa 7-8 chōme intersection (三輪七八丁目交差点) in Hakoshimizu, Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

Though I’ve yet to come across any exact matches, it’s clear the Kirisaki High School buildings modeled on the architecture style of Dōshisha University (同志社大学) in Kamigyō Ward, Kyoto. The gate bears some similarity to those in front of prisons designed by Tatsuno Kingo, perhaps best known as the architect of the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building.

Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

The Kirisaki kyūdōba is modeled on the facility at Dōshisha University.

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―

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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―

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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

Update 2018/12/11: @fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture for Episode 8.

@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture for Episode 7.

@touyoko_com published separate posts by episode with additional detail for Episode 6 and Episode 7.

Episode 8

This is another place-dense episode with many new locations. As before, many of the narrow sloped streets are not available on Street View.

Update 2018/11/20: The notes for this episode have been updated with additional details from Astral’s post, published December 1.

All locations are in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture.

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

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

Lower entrance to Glover Sky Road (グラバースカイロード) in Uedamachi (上田町)

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

Medical Center tram stop (メディカルセンター停留場) in Shinchimachi (新地町)

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

I’m still not clear on the name of this bridge. Though Astral calls it Oranda-bashi (おらんだ橋), all search results for this term give an old stone bridge in a different part of Nagasaki. In any event, it’s just south of the Shinchichūkagai tram stop.

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

This shot of the trams on Dejima-dōri in the center of Dejimamachi (出島町) also appears in the opening credits. Though it has the appearance of being taken by camera in the middle of the street (which is dangerous and should never be attempted), it’s actually a telephoto shot from the opposite side of the T-intersection at the east end.

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

Former Dejima Seminary (旧出島神学校), telephoto shot from the bridge

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

This first photo club shooting location is in Kamikoshima (上小島) 4-chōme, on a direct route between the school and Sakurao Park, which appeared in Episode 6.

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

This point is in Kamikoshima 2-chōme.

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

Higashiyama Park (東山公園) in Higashiyamamachi (東山町) appeared in Episode 1 and the opening credits.

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

These stairs are near the 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

This incline is also near the park.

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

This wall is in Higashiyamamachi (東山町), near the Ōura Preschool (大浦保育園).

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

Top end of Glover Sky Road in Aioimachi (相生町)

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

Ringer Park (リンガー公園)

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

Garden at Minami Yamate Rest House (南山手レストハウス) in Minami-Yamatemachi (南山手町)

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

The entire sequence with the cats takes place at various sections of 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

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

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

Izumiya Ōura Tenshudō-mae shop (和泉屋 大浦天主堂前店)

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

Glover Sky Road

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

Orandazaka (オランダ坂) in Higashi-Yamatemachi (東山手町) 5-chōme, adjacent to the Shōwakai Hospital.

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

Just a bit further south from the meeting location on Orandazaka

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

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 8.

@Surwill made a pilgrimage (part 2) to Fujisawa and Kamakura for Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai.

@flyingbird1124 made pilgrimages to (new posts) Higashikurume and Nakamura, Nerima Ward; (updated posts) Kiyose and Shakujii, Nerima Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Yagate Kimi ni Naru Episode 8.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Ikuta Ryokuchi in Tama Ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture for Release the Spyce Episode 7.

@Roan_Inish made a pilgrimage to Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture for Sora to Umi no Aida.

@Surwill made a pilgrimage to Setagaya Ward, Shibuya Ward and Komae, Tokyo Metropolis for Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru.

@sky_dj_ made a pilgrimage to Kikugawa, Shizuoka Prefecture for Ingress Episode 3.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Shiodome and Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Toaru Majutsu no Index III Episode 1 and Episode 7.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@626shin made a pilgrimage to Lockheart Castle in Takayama, Gunma Prefecture for Yama no Susume Third Season.

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

@yamagishi made a pilgrimage to Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture for Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me.

@shira_ry made a pilgrimage to Tokyo for Comic Girls.

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to Milan, Italy for Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika.

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage (post 28, post 29, post 30, post 31, post 32, post 33) to Venice, Italy for the Aria series.