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 sacred site pilgrimage) and butaitanbou (舞台探訪 scene hunting)—on this website referred to collectively as anime pilgrimage—which are forms of place-based engagement induced by the use of real locations in show settings.
(宇宙よりも遠い場所 Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho)
Victoria Quay in Fremantle, Australia
South Mole Lighthouse
Other Current Season Pilgrimage
@nadukari_h made a pilgrimage to Minobu and Nanbu, Yamanashi Prefecture; and Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Yuru Camp Episode 8.
@aga3104_keyaki made a pilgrimage to Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture for Yuru Camp Episode 7.
@fureshima2223 made a pilgrimage to Fumotoppara campground in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture for Yuru Camp Episode 2 and Episode 3.
@taiyaki0628 made a pilgrimage to Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture for Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 6.
@Surwill published a Street View tour of locations in Fukuoka for Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens.
@R_ada_cchi made a pilgrimage to Osaka for Ryūō no Oshigoto! Episode 6 and Episode 7.
@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to Jikaseimen Ito Asakusa-ten in Komagata, Taitō Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san.
Past Season Pilgrimage
@626shin made a pilgrimage to Hakodate, Hokkaidō Prefecture for Love Live! Sunshine!!
@11922911Rinngo made a pilgrimage to Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture for Chihayafuru and Meitantei Konan.
@11922911Rinngo made a pilgrimage to Toyosato, Shiga Prefecture for K-On!