Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tari Tari - Sawa's House

During New Years I visited Jochiji Temple this time which is shown as the house where Sawa lives in Tari Tari. The closest train station is Kita-Kamakura Station.

Image from Episode 1 - 00m41s

Sawa runs off towards the gate on the left here in the OP.

Image from Episode 1 - 00m42s

Sawa's mother throws her the hat she forgot. The building here is slightly different in real life.

Image from Episode 1 - 00m46s

Sawa catches the hat and puts it on.

Image from Episode 1 - 04m55s

Image from Episode 10 - 06m14s

This shot of the house is shown in several episodes.

Image from Episode 4 - 12m42s

Image from Episode 7 - 16m21s

The same with this closeup.

Image from Episode 4 - 14m19s

There's no windows or place to sit down towards the left of the building here.

Image from Episode 9 - 12m17s

Closeup. This is actually the entrance to a toilet in real life.

Image from Episode 10 - 07m14s

On the right side of the building there's a room that is more similar to what's shown in the show.

Image from Episode 7 - 09m29s

Sawa talking to her father inside a similar looking room.

Image from Episode 10 - 16m39s

The fence here is blocking the side view.

Image from Episode 10 - 17m28s

The view from the building doesn't match.

Image from Episode 3 - 09m26s

This is at the other side of the gate Sawa runs towards in the OP. There's some similarities, but a bunch of differences too.

Image from Episode 2 - 02m34s

Image from Episode 2 - 02m29s

One place that matches better is the area near the main temple gate. This shot is also shown in several other episodes.

Image from Episode 2 - 02m44s

Image from Episode 2 - 02m39s

If you walk up the stairs past the main gate you get to the bell tower gate seen at the top here.

Image from Episode 6 - 22m52s

Image from Episode 6 - 22m52s

The stairs here seems to also be shown in the version of the ED that first appear in episode 6.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2020/01/01.

Jochiji Temple official website

Special thanks to the ones who went here before:

Monday, March 30, 2020

Comiket 97

Since I was in Tokyo at New Years this year too I checked out Comic Market again.

Unlike the last time I checked out Comiket, the areas were now split up because of the Olympics with the doujins halls at the main Tokyo Big Sight building and the corporate booths in a different location. I decided to check out the corporate booths on the first day and the lines started near DiverCity Tokyo Plaza.

When the lines finally started moving they turned to the right at this corner. The Gundam Unicorn statue in front of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is hidden behind the trees in this picture.

The lines continued towards VenusFort with the big ferris wheel on the right here and Tokyo Teleport Station and the Teleport Bridge on the left.

The lines ended up here next to the Teleport Bridge. On the right next to the bridge are the new Aomi Exhibition Halls A and B.

There used to be a big parking lot where these halls were built.

I finally made it inside at 11:10 after waiting in line from around 09:30.

Lots of booths inside the area of course.

Good Smile Company booth.

Lots of people in line for the Seven Net Shopping booth.

And a giant booth for the game Identity V.

There were various official cosplayers around too.

Like these Nekopara cosplayers.

And this Kuroko Shirai cosplayer handed out A Certain Scientific Railgun T booklets.

I also checked out the doujins areas at Tokyo Big Sight. They used all the west halls and the newly built south halls since the east halls were closed for the Olympics.

It was towards the end of the day so some booths had already closed, but there were still plenty of people around.

I also went back on the third Comiket day. I got up early this time and I had to wait in this line at Shimbashi Station for the Yurikamome to open.

Both the first, leaving at 05:20, and second Yurikamome trains at the two platforms filled up fast so I had to take the third train of the day here.

The train reached Tokyo Big Sight at a bit before 06:00 and everybody headed off to stand in line.

Found my place in line before sunrise.

I was in part 5 of the center promenade line, so I could move around the area until 08:00.

Lots of people arriving all the time so the line grew a lot during the hours of waiting until 08:00.

Back in line and it started raining.

Luckily it mostly stopped before opening hours.

The first group started moving up the stairs you can see in the distance here at 10:00 when Comiket opened.

Inside I saw these big posters for the second season of Re:Zero and a mobile game called Tenka Hyakken Zen.

Since there were less space inside the Tokyo Big Sight halls they also had a fourth day of Comiket this time, so I had to wait in line yet another day. This time I made the second train from Shimbashi Station on the Yurikamome, so I got a better place in the line.

Lots of people in line before opening again.

There seemed to be even more people than on the third day.

While checking out the area during the wait I saw these posters outside the nearby Ministop convenience store.

More posters.

I also got a picture of one of the lines for toilets. This one went around the corner of the park area here, and you can spot the actual small grey toilet building to the right in the picture if you look closely.

Back in the line when it started moving.

Lots of doujins for sale on this day too of course.

At the end of the day I went back to Akihabara and there were already Comiket 97 doujins for sale at different shops.

In the middle here is an Idolmaster pilgrimage book made by kazupi.

Since it was New Years I also checked out Kanda Shrine again.

Lots of people here for hatsum┼Źde of course.

This time I also saw this Love Live poster at the shrine.

Some of the things I got at Comiket, like anime pilgrimage and illustration books, including the Idolmaster one I got as a gift from kazupi himself when I met him on this trip, keychains, postcards and the A Certain Scientific Railgun T booklet I got from the cosplayer. You can also see the Comiket 97 catalog I had to buy on the left here since you needed to have armbands that came with the catalog to get in this time because the areas were split up in different locations. I got an extra leftover armband for the first day you can see next to the catalog in the picture too.

No location map since it's no longer there.

This location was visited on 2019/12/28, 2018/19/30 and 2019/12/31.

Comiket official website