Hello hello…. Yes, I’m sorry…. This is what I’ve been feeling like ever since grad school started in September. Midterms this week - but after that, I am going to begin posting again since my two half-credit courses finish. And I’m four weeks behind on Yae no Sakura at the moment (I have had no time for TV).
To all you wonderful people following me for Yae goodness, I’m very very sorry. Thank you so much for your patience, and see you next week!
I’m very very sorry.
Chiyotaki, the onsen hotel I go to every year, sent me this email to tempt me! >o<
It’s autumn! Speaking of autumn in Aizu, it’s Aizu Matsuri!
The highlight of the matsuri, “samurai procession”, will be held on the 23rd, supported by everyone from lands related to Aizu. Local teenagers will also parade the city, dressed in historical attire.
9/21 (Sat) lantern procession, Aizu Bandai dance.
9/22 (Sun) Nisshinkan children procession w/ fife & drum band parade, Aizu Bandai dance, Aizu Shinsengumi matsuri w/ Nanukamachi festival.
9/23 (Mon) Predecessors appreciation memorial service, Aizu Clan samurai procession.
9/24 (Tue) Byakkotai memorial service.
The enthusiasm this year! Aizu’s travel info has never been this detailed. XD
Saitou Hajime’s death anniversary is part of Aizu Shinsengumi matsuri on 9/22. There will also be martial art demonstration of Mugai-ryu’s iai.
The pamphlet listed the members in samurai procession, including groups from Aizu’s allies (like Hino, Kuwana, Shirawaka, Nihonmatsu). If you followed “Yae no Sakura”, you’ll see many familiar names too. In the center, Lord Matsudaira Katamori is played by the 14th generation descendant, Matsudaira Morihisa!
There are even English mini tours provided in Tsuruga Castle on 9/23. Check out the Boshin War special exhibitions in Tsuruga Castle & Aizu Shinsengumi Memorial too.
I can’t go this year. Q_Q If anyone happens to be in Japan in late September, don’t miss it!
Hi there! Longtime reader and reviewer of Misaki-Toyodome's fic on ffnet. :) Glad to have found this Tumblr! Kenshin and Saito's interactions were my favorite part of the liveaction movie, from the tension the moment their eyes met in the jail to the fight in the mud. I was wondering if you knew of any other fanfic or fanworks the movie had inspired or revitalized? This fic seems to be the only one of quality that I can find that is still running from the olden days.
Hello hello! Thank you so much for following us and for your very kind comments! We’re so glad people enjoy our work!
Off the top of my head, I’m afraid I can’t think of any new fanfics inspired by the movie. Maybe our other followers can help - does anyone have recommendations? As for fanart, there have been a bunch on pixiv and you can find some here too (I think) using the fanart tag.
I have to apologize myself because grad school is intense and I’ve actually haven’t been on tumblr at all…. I’m going to get a better handle on stuff and do my best to keep up with the fandom! The next chapter of MKR is also in the works, and Eeni and I were just collaborating on the next chapter of the doujinshi.
Thank you so much again for your kind support!
Picture of Their Imperial Majesties and Their Imperial Highnesses (14 June 1900), Watanabe Tadahisa taken at the British Museum
"Father Teaches His Kids the Game of "Go" in Old Japan….. This ca.1862-64 shot shows a slice of Japanese life in the years between the arrival of Commodore Perry and his Black Ships in 1853, and the restoration of Emperor Meiji in 1868…..” Text and image via Okinawa Soba on Flickr