ゆるキャン△ Vol. 7 🏕

Ooo. I did not know that.

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This is riffing on キノの旅, a show about a biker and her talking motorbike as they go on episodic adventures where they explore different towns and countries in a fantasy world. I recall there being some joke made comparing the series to Rin.

She’s a rabid little food gremlin and I love her for it. She even talks about how Rin’s way to pass the time while solo camping was with reading and how her own is, naturally, going to involve food lmao

I’m also impressed/intimidated by seeing okonomiyaki that gets MOUNTAINS of stuff piled onto it. I’ve been making okonomiyaki at home since it’s fairly easy, cheap, and filling, but the hardest part is def flipping things. I’m assuming the yakisoba is already cooked and is just added to get warmed up on the griddle?

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I’ve seen that. I distinctly don’t recall any episodes set in East Japan, West Japan or overseas. I really do feel like it’s meant to be a travel documentary, like last chapter’s カド街/アド街 or something.

Oh I just noticed the post for the next chapter is not up yet. This post is about chapter 38.

Did I understand that correctly the road has been closed for over 10 years, because it was damaged all the time by typhoons and the city did not think it was worth it?

For the bear hand recipe you really need to whole day, I wonder how bear hand tastes Oo.

So do you guys think both Rin and Nadeshikos sister will show up at the camping ground?

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Never fear, the next poll is here!

38 - 静かの湖

Start date: May 8th

  • I’m reading along :books:
  • I’m taking my time :camping:
  • I’m dropping out :no_good_man: :no_good_woman:

0 voters

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This week’s chapter is the second quarter of anime episode 8. These chapters are taking up less time in the episode as we go along (my approximation of last chapter taking up a third of this episode was a little off).


As foreshadowed last week, Rin finds herself here - curiously in the Google Street View image, the right tunnel is closed, while the left remains open. Not entirely sure from the overhead view where the right tunnel even goes, and tragically this is the point where Street View stops. Maybe it just goes straight to the power plant that’s slightly to the right.

As Rin points out, going through the left tunnel can take you to Yashajin Pass, but as Google prefers to take you the long way around, I have to eyeball the shortest route, and the shortest route appears to be this.

Rin doesn’t show us what’s down the right-hand tunnel either - at the top of the very next page, she’s here, which is back to the south, where she came from in the first place, except she’s turned around her and is heading north again…

Well, her next stop is Lake Amehata. The not-school is here, though I can’t tell if it’s actually part of Villa Amehata, or just standing next to it (bonus shot).

As Rin points out, the way to Lake Ikawa is shut - the current terminus of the northern half of the road is here (and I’m a little surprised it’s actually marked on Google Maps). With enough convincing, you can actually get Google Maps to give the direct path between the two lakes - but, since it takes close to four hours to drive a mere sixty kilometres, that’s probably why Google wants to take you the long way around. (Fun fact: Ikawa Lake is the northern terminus of the Oigawa Railway, which I’ve been rather wanting to ride…)

The suspension bridge that entertains Rin so is here - along with the animal path on the other side, there’s also a sign saying “wildlife protection area”.

Meanwhile, Sakura is at Yamato Wild Game. The entrance pictured on page 92 isn’t visible in the Street View which was taken in 2014, but it is in this image (plus, the streetscape on page 93 matches this place). And today I learnt the word ジビエ. And also “gibier”.

Rin returns to Villa Amehata on page 96, which I linked above (the not-school).

And for a chapter that took so little time in the anime, this sure took a lot of words.


Page 104, some sort of Secret Society BLANKET secret ritual? Love how the younger girl spots that right away.


Proper nouns

Page 85:
雨畑湖=あめはたこ (though that was weirdly difficult to get the IME to produce)

Page 89:
井川湖=いかわこ


Part of the Ofunato train line in Iwate Prefecure was taken out by the Great East Japan Earthquake back in 2011, and remains unrepaired to this day, ten years later - they’ve replaced it with a Bus Rapid Transit system. And that wasn’t even a recurring event. Sometimes it just ain’t all that cost-effective to fix things.

After reading that recipe, I don’t particularly want to know any more. All I can think about is boiled hair.

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This area with the tunnel really has some atmosphere, looks like something from a Ghibli movie.

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