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25 May 2009 @ 22:58
At Japanese class:

Me: I really want to go to Kyuushuu this summer. I've seen lots of posters within trains stations. It looks really beautiful. It has lots of tradition and culture.
Sensei: Really? What kind of traditions?
Me: Well... it was the setting for an anime and manga that I saw. It has demons and vampires. And shinigami. And lots of cake and doughnuts.
Sensei (laughing): You've given me a lot of clues as to the identity of this anime, but I have no clue which one you're talking about!

Actually, despite the silliness, the Nagasaki arc from Yami no Matsuei really did make that city *feel* amazing. Does anyone have a map of all the areas the shinigami pairs worked in? I know Tsuzuki/Hisoka were Kyuushuu and I'm sure Watari must have been Kansai. Who else? I know it was all listed in a map in the manga, but my volumes are in the UK.

I also want to go to Sendai. You know *mumble mumble* flower-arranging school... Incidentally, All That Weiss has a map of Japan showing every place Weiss has been. Ken had a mission in Kagoshima, an area which comes highly recommended.

先生 「隣の家は隣家(リンカ)と言います。」
僕 「そして、隣のアップルは隣ゴと言います。」

(^^ Sorry, this conversation doesn't work in English at all.)

Going to see Kuroshitsuji musical this week. There is no way it can be bad. No way at all. :P
mjjflemmings on 25th May 2009 15:19 (UTC)
I love Sendai. It's *mumble mumble* one eyed dragons. Patron saint of the place. Is also grid-pattern streets downtown where it got bombed, and 'take a compass, map, guidebook, and signal flare for rescue' anywhere else.

Also for no reason anyone can specify, they walk on the right there. Or did, many years ago when I visited regularly.
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th May 2009 16:19 (UTC)
I'd love to go to Sendai. A few people I know who lived there for a while were quite negative about it though. I've heard lots about it, so I would like to try to visit sometime. Nice to hear from someone who loved it.
ext_109169 on 25th May 2009 15:40 (UTC)
I spent two weeks on Kyushu island back in the 90s. Admittedly, much of that time was spent visiting factories, government offices and a mushroom warehouse but I did get to stay in Taketa (in a tourists' fishing park!) and visit the ruins of the Oka clan castle. I also boiled myself in a hotspring in Beppu, which has a rather nice folk culture museum hidden away in the undergrowth. The prefecture was running a one village one product scheme at the time, so the group I was with got to samlpe all kinds of local food (whether we wanted to or not).

(have always wanted to set bunch!fic there)
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th May 2009 16:27 (UTC)
I heard about Beppu and it came highly recommended. I'll have to remember the one about the small folk museum. Sounds like something I wouldn't normally hear about.

So... did you go to Kagoshima?
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: did somebody say PUDDING???dilettantka on 25th May 2009 22:30 (UTC)
Oh wow, you're right, it did seem magical. It's been so many years since I read YnM. My volumes are in America. :/ I was thinking of trying to liberate those and my volumes of Gravi when I go see my mom in July.
Williamgenkischuldich on 28th May 2009 16:28 (UTC)
I can just hear the BGM as Tsuzuki runs through the streets after Muraki. I think it was probably the number one anime that made me want to see Japan. And yet I've never been to Nagasaki yet!
Rae: Misc// I'm going placesguiltyschu on 26th May 2009 12:18 (UTC)
I love Sendai. *_* Never made it to Kyuushu, but - Sendai! I thoroughly recommend the place (and nearby Matsushima).

Williamgenkischuldich on 28th May 2009 16:28 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! Apparently Sendai isn't as bad as some people say then!