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Seiseki Sakuragaoka - Town Centre 2 / 聖蹟桜ヶ丘 2 - 「耳をすませば」モデル地案内マップ
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Annual trip to Tokyo, August 2012. Seiseki Sakuragaoka town centre, just outside the train station.


Photo was taken with reference to Whisper of the Heart 耳をすませば (1995 Studio Ghibli movie). Since my last visit in 2011 a Whisper of the Heart guide map and a post box modelled after Chikyuu-ya (Seiji’s granpa’s antique shop) have been erected outside the train station. The map shows the well-known locations from the movie and the post box is... well apparently not a real one (for mail deliveries) but still defo pays tribute to the movie. Not bad for a 1995 movie to be still remembered like this after all this time!  And it ought to be too, because it’s a damn excellent movie even today.

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-konpiragu-shrine--tama

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

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

ジブリ 聖蹟桜ヶ丘 耳をすませば モデル地 案内マップ 地球屋 青春のポスト 360度パノラマ 聖地巡礼

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Tags: japan; tokyo; ghibli; movie; 2012
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