arkAile finally managed to recover some strenght after 12 days of holiday in Japan and is now trying hard to type blogposts with the little strenght he has… I’ll write my experiences in the 12 days into a few blogposts so that it’s easier for everyone to read and easier for me to write…
Firstly, lets go to Washi-no-miya.
If you are still wondering where Washi-no-miya is, I guess the 2 photos above have explained all ya? That’s right, Washi-no-miya is the home to Hiiragi sisters from <Lucky☆Star> and of course that’s where the Jinjya (Shrine?) runned by the Hiiragi family is situated. Due to the very popular <Lucky☆Star> anime, Washi-no-miya is now a “sacred place” where otakus must visit if they have the chance and this has boosted business in this small town (I guess?). This is the reason why Washi-no-miya is still surrounded by many stuffs from <Lucky☆Star>, even though <Lucky☆Star> has ended airing quite some time.
The Washi-no-miya shrine is a MUST GO spot if you ever have the chance to visit Washi-no-miya. Not long after stepping into the shrine, you will see a spot for people to hang Ema filled with anime illustrations. Ema is a kind of wooden plate for people to write their wishes on and then to hang in the shrine, hoping that the God will grant their wishes. I must say that Ema in Washi-no-miya shrine is definitely very different from other shrines.
What’s more important than a hearty meal after a whole morning of walking? Me and friends choose to eat our lunch at a small restaurant just outside Washi-no-miya shrine. Most of the dishes in the restaurant have a special name related to <Lucky☆Star> characters. I personally tried the Soba with Nanako sensei’s name on it and it’s VERY delicious. Do check out this shop when you visit Washi-no-miya and don’t forget to check out the 2nd floor of the shop too~
That’s so much for the first blogposts, please continue to support the rest. And also, thanks a lot for reading this post patiently.