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Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 242

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 242

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 241

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 241

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...
Minhang Development Zone and Xinzhuang

Minhang Development Zone and Xinzhuang

About a year prior to the time of writing, my daughter Mei and I began making mini expeditions to parts of Shanghai we hadn’t seen before. Though we moved here at the end of 2014, between adjusting to a new place, new people, new school, new sibling, etc., it took a while before we’d felt...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 240

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 240

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...
Matador in Kitasenju

Matador in Kitasenju

At the end of a few hours’ walk dodging a cool rain in Kitasenju, there was only one conceivable lunch stop. After a couple of years gawking at Brian MacDuckston’s photos of the award winning beef stock ramen at Matador (牛骨らぁ麺マタドール), I wasn’t leaving the neighborhood without a bowl. Deshi hard at work under the...
Kitasenju

Kitasenju

Kitasenju (北千住) is an interesting cluster of shōtengai, narrow high-texture streets and, more recently, university campuses orbiting the hub train station of the same name in Adachi Ward. There is much to see and my original walk plan had been to spend at least half a day exploring. When rain moved in, rather than scrap...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 239

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 239

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 238

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 238

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 237

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 237

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 236

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 236

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 235

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 235

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...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 234

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 234

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...