Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

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.

Media and General Interest

Kashihara Cafe Sando
Cafe Sando (喫茶サンド) in Kashihara, Nara Prefecture marked eight years since the Kyōkai no Kanata pilgrimage exchange notebook was setup at the shop and thanked fans for their visits over the years.

Koganei Nezumi Matsuri
A collaboration event between Koganei City and Ochikobore Fruit TartHigako & Musako Nezumi Matsuri 2021 Spring (ヒガコ&ムサコ ねずみまつり 2021春)—was held March 7. The collaboration included character panels, seichijunrei map, and goods sales. Protestors who found the content of the series problematic and disapprove of the marketing tie up with the city passed out fliers. Media coverage: Kotaku; Photos: tweet 1, tweet 2, tweet 3

Minobusan Ropeway Yuru Camp collaboration
Minobusan Ropeway (身延山ロープウェイ) will launch a Yuru Camp collaboration campaign on March 13 to commemorate the ropeway’s appearance in the series and its new panorama view gondolas, which went into service February 23. The campaign will include commemorative tickets and IC card holders featuring Minobusan scenes from the series.

Shizuoka Yuru Camp exhibition
The exhibition of Yuru Camp character panels moved to Michi-no-Eki Fujikawa Rakuza (道の駅 富士川楽座), where it will be on display from March 3 to 28. Media coverage: Shizuoka Shimbun

Laid-Back Camp Season 2

(ゆるキャン△ SEASON2 Yurukyan Season 2)

Episode 9

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Nishiizu Skyline (西伊豆スカイライン) in Izu (伊豆市), Shizuoka Prefecture

This is the second time the Skyline has been teased this season. Many are looking forward to finally getting the full treatment in the next episode.

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Darumayama Kōgen Rest House (だるま山高原レストハウス) in Izu [Credit: @QgrlVszS4b2Ordg, Twitter]

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Suruga Bay (駿河湾) appears in the distance as Rin travels the Nishi-Izu Skyline around the summit of Darumayama, right here. [Credit: @QgrlVszS4b2Ordg, Twitter]

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Minobu (身延町), Yamanashi Prefecture

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Rin’s grandfather explains the “dry winds of Enshū” (遠州のからっ風) on the ride home from Hamamatsu. Karakkaze (からっ風) are leeward winds, which are dry due to air masses precipitating their water vapor as they rise up and pass over mountains. Northwest winds in Hamamatsu refer to Enshū (遠州), the abbreviated name of former Tōtōmi Province (遠江国), which is now western Shizuoka Prefecture. Tōtōmi is the old name for Lake Hamana.

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Minobu

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Motosu intersection (本栖交差点) in Fujikawaguchiko (富士河口湖町), Yamanashi Prefecture. Street view.

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

7-Eleven Fujinomiya Asagiri Kōgen shop (セブン-イレブン 富士宮朝霧高原店) in Fujinomiya (富士宮市), Shizuoka Prefecture. Street View.

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

Laid-Back Camp Season 2 ゆるキャン△ SEASON2

New Yamazaki Daily Store Nanbu Utsubuna shop (ニューヤマザキデイリーストア 南部内船店) in Nanbu (南部町), Yamanashi Prefecture

Non Non Biyori Nonstop

(のんのんびより のんすとっぷ Non Non Biyori Nonsutoppu)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@kai881 made a pilgrimage to Daitō, Osaka Prefecture for Episode 8.

Episode 9

Non Non Biyori Nonstop のんのんびより のんすとっぷ

Non Non Biyori Nonstop のんのんびより のんすとっぷ

Non Non Biyori Nonstop のんのんびより のんすとっぷ

Non Non Biyori Nonstop のんのんびより のんすとっぷ

Non Non Biyori Nonstop のんのんびより のんすとっぷ

Future Season Pilgrimage

@touyoko_com made a pilgrimage to Ochi and Kōchi City, Kōchi Prefecture for Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime PV.

@kai881 made a pilgrimage to Sugashima, Toba, Mie Prefecture for Kaijū-iro no Shima PV.

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Dōgenzaka and Udagawachō, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun Episode 9.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage to Nishiogikita, Suginami Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for Hori-san to Miyamura-kun Episode 4.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@fureshima2223 made a pilgrimage to Yamanashi City, Yamanashi Prefecture for Kamisama ni Natta Hi Episode 9.

@hiro_senritu made a pilgrimage to Koganei, Tokyo Metropolis for Ochikobore Fruit Tart.

@kimamanidance made a pilgrimage (post 1, post 2) to Ogikubo, Kami-Igusa and Shimo-Igusa, Suginami Ward; Kami-Shakujii, Nerima Ward (all Tokyo Metropolis) for SSSS.Gridman.