Tsurune ツルネ ―風舞高校弓道部―

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

Magmix published an interview with contents tourism researcher Okamoto Takeshi (岡本健) about his new book, Seichi Business: The Era When Pop Culture Becomes a Tourism Asset (巡礼ビジネス ポップカルチャーが観光資産になる時代). Okamoto will give a talk about the book on January 22 at Tsukaguchi Sun Sun Theater in Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture.

Demachiza (出町座), a small and independent cinema in the Demachi Masugata Shōtengai in Kyoto, is halfway through a week of daily showings of the entire Tamako Market series and sequel film Tamako Love Story. The setting of Tamako is based on the local neighborhood shopping arcade. The flow of visitors and local response that accompanied the series during and after the original broadcast are exemplars of fan-to-fan and fan-to-community engagement through butaitanbou and seichijunrei. Demachiza was established in 2017 December, after the interest boom had subsided, but in a long tweet thread management demonstrates deep understanding of the central role the arcade played in creating the series, and the impact the work has had on Masugata. In the Demachiza thread and comments by patrons who attended screenings over the past few days—including director Yamada Naoko—there is widespread acknowledgement that Tamako Market did not merely employ Masugata as a stage on which to superimpose an unrelated narrative, but deliberately imported the culture of the real space in its depictions of the fictional community. Because of that, sitting through a screening at Demachiza then emerging into the arcade, one notices the near seamless transition between the two worlds.

https://twitter.com/FOX_CHIEF/status/1081496104263286784

Tsurune

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

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@Yamachan_Anime made a pilgrimage (tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3, tweet 4, tweet 5, tweet 6) to Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture and (tweet 7) Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture for multiple episodes.

@hi_ppopotamus made a pilgrimage (tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3) to Nagano City for multiple episodes.

Episode 11

All identified locations are in Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture except where noted otherwise.

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Shari Jinja (伺去神社) in Shari (伺去)

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Nakashima Kyūguten (中島弓具店) in Nakagosho (中御所)

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Lake Suwa service area, Tokyo bound [諏訪湖SA (上り)]

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

The service area is on the border between Okaya (岡谷) and Suwa (諏訪), Nagano Prefecture.

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Unidentified kyūdōba

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Lake Suwa (諏訪湖)

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Nakashima Kyūguten

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Main gate of Nagano Prefectural Nagano Nishi High School (長野県長野西高等学校) in Hakoshimizu (箱清水)

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Nagano Sports Park (長野運動公園) in Yoshida (吉田)

Past Season Pilgrimage

@mikantanbouki published a Twitter Moment aggregating butaitanbou tweets covering the entire season of Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara.

@donko824 made a pilgrimage to Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture for Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai.

@donko824 made a pilgrimage to Maxell Aqua Park in Takanawa, Minato Ward; and Lalaport Toyosu in Kōtō Ward (both Tokyo Metropolis) for Yagate Kimi ni Naru.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Hikone, Shiga Prefecture for Yagate Kimi ni Naru.

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for Ingress.

@habusan published a Street Guide for Yama no Susume Third Season.

@tt951753852 made a pilgrimage to Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture for Sora Yorimo Tōi Basho.

@Bf109K1 made a pilgrimage to Minobu and Nanbu, Yamanashi Prefecture for Yurucamp.