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Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 225

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 225

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 224

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 224

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 223

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 223

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 222

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 222

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...
Pilgrimage to Hida for Kimi no Na wa.

Pilgrimage to Hida for Kimi no Na wa.

This is the second of two articles about my visits to real locations that provided the basis for settings in Shinkai Makoto film Kimi no Na wa. This article explores parts of Hida, Gifu Prefecture, while the first covered locations in Tokyo. My day began early, with a 7:02 shinkansen out of Kyoto to catch...
Pilgrimage to Tokyo for Kimi no Na wa.

Pilgrimage to Tokyo for Kimi no Na wa.

I had the opportunity to see Shinkai Makoto’s latest work Kimi no Na wa. in 2016 September, a few weeks after its original premiere in Japan, as well as visit many of the real locations that provided the basis for settings in the film. This article covers locations in Tokyo, a relatively compact swath of...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 221

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 221

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 220

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 220

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 219

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 219

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...
Ramen Shack at Smorgasburg Winter Market 2016

Ramen Shack at Smorgasburg Winter Market 2016

Keizo Shimamoto personifies hustle. Like most entrepreneurs, his work never really ends. There are always new opportunities to seek, current ones to manage, and past ones to wind down. At the pace he moves, if you look away for a moment, Keizo is already a few steps further than you remember. The content of this...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 218

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 218

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 217

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 217

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...