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Where should otaku visit in Sapporo?

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

If you are an otaku, you may wonder where to visit in Sapporo.

If it’s in Tokyo, it should be Akibahara, and everyone knows it.

But in Sappro, where should you go?

Don’t worry, now you can get “Sapporo Manga Map” at infomation centers in Sapporo for free.

This has just been released by the Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Sapporo has not only produced so many manga comic writers but also offered

many locations in the scenes in numerous manga.

Looking at this map, you can see which place in Sapporo appeared in which manga.

You could also get the same information in the map at:

(though only in Japanese).

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Yellow Hanky

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Watched an old Japanese movie last night on TV: _The Yellow Handkerchief_ (1977). 

The Hollywood film _The Yellow Handkerchief_ (2008)  is a remake of this movie.

The movie starts from the day when the main character is released from prison.

The first thing he tries to have is of course Sapporo Beer! 

The actor Ken Takakura did not eat anything for two days for shooting this scene.

(What beer did the William Hurt character in the Hollywood version try to have?  Was it Budweiser?)

to yubari

Three main characters make a trip through Hokkaido for four days. 

From Kushiro to Abashiri to Obihiro to the last destination, Yubari. 

Yobari!  Once a town of coal mine, now it’s famous for delicious Yubari Melon. 

Also the host city of “Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival” that is held every year.

Quentine Tarantino has once been invited to this festival with his _Reservoir Dogs_. 

Later he named one of the characters in his movie _Kill Bill_ “Go Go Yubari”. 

Go Go, Yubari!

Where Vampires Fear to Tread

April 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Edward Cullen lives in Forks, Washington, because it’s the most rainy place in North America.

kitami is also famous for mints

Well, Kitami must be a difficult place for him to live , because the city is proud of the high percentage of sunshine.

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Hokkaido might be a little bit bigger than you think…

April 1, 2011 Leave a comment


Hokkaido is the northernmost island in Japan.

The size of Hokkaido is similar to that of Ireland or Austria.

The minami ward in Sapporo is bigger than all of Tokyo’s 23 wards combined.

You might want several days to travel around Hokkaido!

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