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Seiseki Sakuragaoka - Irohazaka / いろは坂
Tama

Annual trip to Tokyo, Aug-Sep 2011. A morning dash to Seiseki Sakuragaoka chasing after a single theme: locations depicted in Whisper of the Heart (Mimi o Sumaseba 耳をすませば), a 1995 Ghibli anime movie - one of my all-time Ghibli favourites.

Shown in the photo is a winding uphill road named Irohazaka. In the movie a local city library is situated around here (but in reality there isn't) -- and so the road makes an appearance a number of times in the movie as Shizuku likes to go to the library often. As in the movie, there are several flights of stairs in the vicinity, offering pedestrians a shortcut through the area.

My other Whisper of the Heart-related photos:

http://www.360cities.net/image/seiseki-sakuragaoka-town-centre-japan

http://www.360cities.net/image/seiseki-sakuragaoka-town-centre-2-2-tama

http://www.360cities.net/image/seiseki-sakuragaoka-konpiragu-shrine--tama

http://www.360cities.net/image/seiseki-sakuragaoka-station--tama

ジブリ 聖蹟桜ヶ丘 耳をすませば いろは坂 360度パノラマ 聖地巡礼

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Tags: japan; tokyo; ghibli; movie; anime; 2011
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