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Seiseki Sakuragaoka - Town Centre / 聖蹟桜ヶ丘 - 「耳をすませば」ロケ地
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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.

Seiseki Sakuragaoka town centre - early on in the movie Shizuku encounters a big fat cat riding on the train and it gets off at the same station as hers. She decides to follow the cat out of curiosity and this is where the cat chase starts. The Keio Department Store (and its logo at the top of the building), in particular, is a hallmark of Shizuku's town centre as is also the case in the real-life Seiseki Sakuragaoka.

My other Whisper of the Heart-related photos:

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-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 360度パノラマ 聖地巡礼

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Tags: japan; tokyo; ghibli; movie; 2011
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