Posts tagged "日本"
Ramen Jiro Kyoto in Ichijoji

Ramen Jiro Kyoto in Ichijoji

These days, you can find Jirō style ramen all around Japan and even overseas. But until recently, branch shops run by former students who trained under Yamada Takumi at the original Ramen Jirō in Mita were limited to the Tokyo area. In the past few years, satellite branches have opened farther and farther from the...
Shuhei in Matsuyama

Shuhei in Matsuyama

The full shop name Mensenshōyu-bō Shūhei ( 麺鮮醤油房周平) tells you exactly what to expect—fresh noodles and a soy sauce based soup. It was also right down the street from the Toyoko Inn where I was staying, is one of the top rated shops in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, and gets the thumbs up from Brian at...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 265

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 265

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 Shimonada Station for Kyokai no Kanata

Pilgrimage to Shimonada Station for Kyokai no Kanata

In Kyoto Animation series Kyōkai no Kanata (境界の彼方)—Beyond the Boundary in English-speaking markets—most of the setting is drawn from Nara and Kashihara, Nara Prefecture. When Mirai is summoned from her hometown she departs from Ōboke Station in Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture. The second use of a Shikoku setting didn’t emerge until the OVA Episode 0 released...
Pilgrimage to Shimonada Station for Nekomonogatari (Kuro)

Pilgrimage to Shimonada Station for Nekomonogatari (Kuro)

My last anime tourism stop on a loop around Shikoku was Shimonada Station (下灘駅) in Iyo, Ehime Prefecture. This post is a quick look at a scene from the opening credits of Nekomonogatari (Kuro)—猫物語 (黒). The Monogatari series, of which it is a part, makes extensive use of real places. There are frequently recurring locations...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 264

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 264

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 Oboke Station for Kyokai no Kanata

Pilgrimage to Oboke Station for Kyokai no Kanata

Most of the setting of Kyoto Animation series Kyōkai no Kanata (境界の彼方)—Beyond the Boundary in English-speaking markets—is modeled on locations in Nara and Kashihara, neighboring cities in Nara Prefecture not far from Kyoto and Osaka. However the work also includes two surprise and somewhat out of the way locations, both in Shikoku. In this post...
Inotani in Tokushima

Inotani in Tokushima

I was in Tokushima City using it as a base for accessing a remote Tokushima Prefecture inland location. I didn’t have an opportunity to explore around, unless you count the walk between the train station and my hotel, but there was one place I absolutely had to stop on my way through. Tokushima style ramen...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 263

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 263

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 Takamatsu and Shodoshima for Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari

Pilgrimage to Takamatsu and Shodoshima for Udon no Kuni no Kiniro Kemari

In 2017 October I had five free days between consecutive weekend events in Kyoto, and decided it was a good time to make my first visit to Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands and the only one I hadn’t yet traveled to. The first stop on my loop was Kagawa Prefecture, where I...
Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 262

Weekly Review of Transit, Place and Culture in Anime 262

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...
Journey to the West 2

Journey to the West 2

I took a one week vacation to Tokyo and Kyoto at the turnover of 2018 January into February with my daughter Mei. On this trip we checked in at our usual haunts, met an old friend, ate lots of ramen, shopped for odds and ends, climbed a mountain and went on a few casual anime...