Saturday, August 25, 2018

K-On - Brandenburg Gate

In the first season of K-On there's a quick shot of Yui's parents in front of Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor) in Berlin, so I went to Germany to take a look.

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Yui's parents spending their Christmas in Germany.

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Closeup of the top of the gate.

No map since this is a famous tourist attraction.

This location was visited on 2018/08/17.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Your Name - Shinjuku Station Revisit

The last location seen in Makoto Shinkai's Your Name I revisited this time was Shinjuku Station and some of the areas around it.

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This is inside the JR part of the station at platform 13 and 14 which was under renovations while I was here.

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Yunika Vision screens outside Yamada Denki Shinjuku Higashiguchi-kan (Not to be confused with Yamada Denki Shinjuku Nishiguchi-kan).

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I also got some pictures of this place from the last time I visited.

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The weather was much worse then.

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This is at Shinjuku Station South Exit. The shop here is called Ladurée and not Patissier like in the movie.

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It's a confectionery in real life as well though.

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The decorations on the wall on the left are similar, but not exactly the same.

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Taki is walking towards east here.

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More wall decorations.

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Full view of the south exit area to the left in this picture.

I couldn't get the whole view in the same picture, so here's another with more of the buildings to the right. This picture is taken from an overpass going from the south exit area to Shinjuku Southern Terrace.

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View towards the Shinjuku Southern Terrace area. You can't see the overpass here, but it's located in the bottom right here.

The Starbucks at Shinjuku Southern Terrace I got a picture of the last time I was here, was now under renovation.

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The insides have been changed now, so it doesn't look like it did in the movie.

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I got this picture outside the Odakyu Department Store on the west side of Shinjuku Station. I'm not sure it's the exact same location, but it's similar to the screenshot above.

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Some of the skyscrapers in Shinjuku. On the left here is the Shinjuku Center Building and on the right the Sompo Japan Building.

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Taki job hunting outside the Shinjuku Center Building.

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There's an overpass in front of the Sompo Japan Building. I've marked a path from the Shinjuku Center Building to the overpass in the map below.

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Taki on the overpass towards the end of the movie.

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Where a certain someone also walks across the overpass.

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They pass each other here.

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Taki seems to notice who it is.

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Reverse angle.

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She also seems to notice.

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But Taki has already continued walking away.

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So they don't meet up, similar to what happens in a certain other Makoto Shinkai movie.

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Taki spots her again later on though, and runs out of Shinjuku Station South Exit.

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He frantically looks around.

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And then runs towards east. After this he ends up at Suga Shrine of course.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2018/05/20. A few pictures are from 2016/09/19 as well.

Special thanks to the ones who went here before:君の名は。archives/cat_1237325.html