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
Hibike! Euphonium Christmas concert
Uji City and Keihan Railway will host a Hibike! Euphonium themed Christmas concert featuring local community groups and high school ensembles on December 15 at the Uji City Cultural Hall. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Media coverage: @Press, Kyoto Cmex
Current Season Pilgrimage
@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage (updated post) to Minami-rokugō and Minamiyukigaya, Ōta Ward; Minamitanaka, Nerima Ward; Ogikubo Hospital in Imagawa, Suginami Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for Hoshiai no Sora Episode 8 and Episode 9.