Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kinmoza! - Bathampton Bridge

In episode 7 of the second season of Kiniro Mosaic (Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic), we see Karen fall off a bridge that's located in the village of Bathampton in real life.

Image from S2E7 - 17m56s.

This bridge got the well sounding name Bathampton Bridge No 183.

Image from S2E7 - 18m14s.

Karen is walking on the stone railing of the bridge.

Image from S2E7 - 18m15s.

The yellow building in the background is the same.

Image from S2E7 - 18m19s.

Karen gets distracted by a cat and loses her footing.

Image from S2E7 - 18m23s.

And falls off the bridge.

Image from S2E7 - 18m48s.

The bridge goes over the river Bristol Avon as seen here.

Image from S2E7 - 18m49s.

Karen has sprained her ankle and can't get up.

Image from S2E7 - 18m53s.

So she starts crying for Alice.

Image from S2E7 - 19m07s.

Alice has run here all the way from Bibury looking for the missing Karen.

Image from S2E7 - 19m15s.

Alice doesn't spot Karen down by the bridge.

Image from S2E7 - 19m29s.

So Karen calls out again.

Image from S2E7 - 19m52s.

Alice finally hears Karen.

Image from S2E7 - 19m55s.

I've marked the path from a nearby pub which is the closest place with parking spots to the bridge in the map below.

Image from S2E7 - 19m55s.

Alice gets some help and Karen is rescued.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2017/04/14.

Bathampton official website

Special thanks to the ones who went here before:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kinmoza! - Fosse Farmhouse Inside

As well as the outside, I also checked out the inside of Fosse Farmhouse as shown in both the first season of Kiniro Mosaic and the second (Hello!! Kin-iro Mosaic) since I was staying the night.

Image from S1E1 - 03m49s.

The small bear door stop is the same as in the show.

Image from S1E1 - 03m51s.

Alice's mother tells Shinobu that she can come right in.

Image from S2E12 - 04m23s.

Full view of the hallway entrance from a later episode.

Image from S1E1 - 04m09s.

This is the dining room on the ground floor.

Image from S1E1 - 04m12s.

The rabbit and hen figurines on the mantelpiece in the dining room have switched places. If you look closely you can also spot Gromit and Shaun the Sheep figurines.

Caron Cooper, the owner of the house, is a fan of Shaun the Sheep so she's also bought this big statue of him that's placed outside.

Image from S1E1 - 05m17s.

Alice's family and Shinobu eating dinner in the dining room. On the right in the picture you can see some Kinmoza goods on a small table. These were originals and signed items you weren't allowed to take pictures of.

I also had dinner here. Chicken pot pie was on the menu.

Since I had booked a room for the night here I also had a full English breakfast the morning after.

Image from S1E1 - 04m16s.

The room I had booked was The Pine Room upstairs, which is the room Shinobu had in the anime.

Image from S1E1 - 06m50s.

This body pillow which was signed by Shinobu's voice actress, Asuka Nishi, was here when I arrived. Caron told me she got it signed when she went to AnimeJapan 2017.

There was another pillow signed by Aya's voice actress Risa Taneda in this room as well.

Image from S2E12 - 04m28s.

Alice and Karen plays with hanafuda cards in the room.

Image from S1E1 - 04m04s.

The Pine Room en-suite bathroom was also shown in the anime.

Image from S1E1 - 04m06s.

The flowers on the right was plastic ones in real life.

Image from S1E1 - 11m37s.

Shinobu tells Alice that she put cherry blossom scented bath mix into the bath.

Image from S1E1 - 11m48s.

The window and the medicine cabinet in the bathroom are the same.

Image from S1E1 - 11m52s.

Alice enjoying the cherry blossom scented bath. The rubber duck in the background is a different one compared to the show.

Image from S1E1 - 04m37s.

Another room upstairs is The Pink Room. This is the room Alice's room is based on. It's quite different in real life though, but you can see the closet and the small bed in the corner that's somewhat similar.

Image from S2E12 - 00m06s.

The window, chair and dressing table in this room is also similar to the ones shown in the anime, but the main bed is not.

Image from S2E7 - 16m46s.

This hallway that Karen runs through doesn't lead from Alice's room in real life. The room is actually located through the open door on the right.

You can also see this sink in the screenshot above. There was an Alice towel hanging here when I was here.

Image from S2E7 - 17m01s.

Alice looking for Karen after she's run off in the stairs between the floors.

The living room on the ground floor, which is not seen in the anime, is filled with various Kinmoza goods fans have left.

Image from S2E7 - 17m01s.

There's even a copy of the funny doll with the 4 on it that Karen gives to Alice here.

Fans has also brought lots of Japanese kokeshi dolls similar to the one in the screenshot above that were placed in the dining room.

In the living room there were also one of these guestbooks.

Lots of messages left by fans over the years.

I wrote in it as well of course.

Image from S2E7 - 17m05s.

One of the rooms I didn't get to visit was The Stables Cottage since somebody else were staying there, but I got some postcards as a gift from Caron including one that shows the cottage room as seen above in the top left. This room is depicted as the living room instead of the real life living room. I didn't get to visit the kitchen either since it was off limits for guests.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2017/04/13 and 2017/04/14.

Fosse Farmhouse official website

Special thanks to the ones who went here before: