Wake Up, Girls! Pilgrimage and Other Otaku Things In Sendai


Figured I should start writing my first actual post. So last month, I had the chance to go to Japan for free thanks to a cultural exchange program sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This was my fourth trip to Japan, having gone before in 2006, 2008, and 2013 (and I totally wouldn’t have gone last year if I had known about getting into this trip). Back in 2013, I took the opportunity to go to several prefectures in Japan to go on anime pilgrimages–basically just visiting the locations that appeared in anime–and visited locations from Clannad; K-On!; and Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, which I guess I might also post about one day.

So back to 2014. While I was on a chaperoned trip this time, I figured I might as well try to sneak an anime pilgrimage in again, just because the Japanese government can’t stop me from doing pilgrimages. It turned out that we would be staying at a hotel in Sendai, and not very far away from the JR Sendai Station. And, of course, this meant…

Wake Up, Girls!

… and a Kannagi pilgrimage, since that also takes place there.

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Hello, World!

Hi! I am Cloud668, though you may better know me as Kuzu depending on which part of the Internet you came from. Seeing how a few of the people I know on the Internet have blogs of their own, I decided that I would start one too, and finally spent the two minutes that was needed to set up WordPress.

While I made it sound like this is my first one, it is actually my second blog. My first one, also named After Rain (this name might end up being temporary for this rendition, btw), was a short-lived effort to start an anime-focused plot back in early 2008 that ended up having a total of no more than five posts, and whose existence was completely wiped when the guy who hosted it (along with my fansub group’s site from back then) disappeared. Hopefully, this blog will see a longer tenure on the Internet this time.

With all that said, I don’t actually expect there to be that many, or even anyone, reading this blog, but I hope to use it as an avenue to share some interesting things or my thoughts on things. Here’s hoping you, random Internet guy, would find what I write on here remotely enjoyable to read–or at least killing some time.