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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┬áI 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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