Cycling around Kyoto for K-On scenery

The greatest anime series ever produced, K-On, is set in a town somewhere in Japan that we never learn the name of. Based on the show, it seems to be a relatively small, peaceful town. Like so many other Japanese students, the light music club's girls take the Shinkansen bullet train on a school trip … Continue reading Cycling around Kyoto for K-On scenery

The K-On! Comiket: Report from Sakura High New Students’ Welcome Ceremony 2018

In May 2018, I went to a K-On event in Japan that no one had written about before in English. The Sakura High New Students’ Welcome Ceremony, or the Shinkan is a K-On exclusive doujinshi market with some related events going on during the day. You can picture it as a miniature Comiket specializing in K-On. This post is a report/documentation hybrid, documenting what this event is like, but also reporting on my personal experiences there. Continue reading