Re-visiting Tokyo

While I first came to Tokyo, Japan on March 13th, 2020, I didn’t leave Tokyo until the end of the month. So this year, during the spring break, I was able to re-visit Tokyo, pretty much at the exact same time I was there last year.

I was able to meet with friends and do some fun things, so I figured I’d share some of the pictures I took here!

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I’m Yomu, CEO / Lead Writer / Director / Editor / Developer / Advisor / Trainer / Artist / Chief Architect / Lead Design for the Umai Yomu Anime Blog. Ask Me Anything!

Alright, so just like my last call for questions, with my Q&A post, it seems we’ve got another huge list of questions to get through. Thanks to all of you for submitting these questions, it means so much for me.

I just searched “anime questions” on Google and used this post, thanks for the questions.

Konobi Collette has a question
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Why are you embarrassed?

Another idea has crossed my mind in a similar vein to the last blog post I wrote about life and how anime stories can alter our perspective / expectations of it.

But this one tackles something else that we often see and experience in life.
And while the idea was inspired by an experience I had here in Japan, the topic itself is far from exclusive to Japan.

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You are the main character of your own life.

I’m sure we’ve all thought this before.
You are the main character of your own life.

We all only know what we know, and anything beyond that we can only imagine. That’s life.

And it’s not life that I want to talk about here, but instead how it’s often told in anime (and manga by extension, but I’m just going to say anime from here on out) via storytelling, and then how that storytelling can affect us.

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Anime Vs. Reality – The School Swimming Pool

Yep, it’s a somewhat (very) random subject to bring up.
Of all the things I could write about, I chose the school swimming pool.

Just like when I wrote about the Childhood Friend, this is just something that I noticed and then thought about how it compared to what I’d seen in anime. Seeing as this is an anime blog, I wanted to write about it.

Konobi Collette in her swimsuit
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Yomu in Japan: Summer Break (Matsumoto City Edition)

After the Chuo Alps, we went straight to Matsumoto City.
It’s one of the bigger cities in the prefecture.

I believe Matsumoto City also has the liveliest night life scene in the prefecture, with quite the downtown / red light district. Plenty of host / hostess clubs, snack bars, massage parlors, regular bars, hotels, and all that. Even on a Wednesday night though there were quite a few people out, drinking and staggering around.

Culturally the highlight is Matsumoto Castle, which is basically right in the downtown area.

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