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Old 2006-07-17, 19:06   Link #35
kj1980
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Age: 33
Pilgrimage (seichi junrei)

Many religions have certain pilgrimage that their followers are required to go once in their lifetime. Visiting the Vatican can be awe-inspiring pilgrimage for certain Catholics, while Muslims must take a Hajj to Mecca at least once in their lifetime.

In otaku lingo, a pilgrimage means "visiting the real-life location of a certain anime, game, or manga." Some devoted otakus go to lengths of visiting the actual towns, villages, and locations that were used in anime and games, just for the heck of it. It is quite fun actually. Not only do you do get to see other places, you also get good exercise which some otakus desperately need.

Some of the famous pilgrimage sites include:

1. Lake Kizakiko and it's surrounding areas (Onegai Teacher)
http://www.funk.ne.jp/~rybero/event/030914.htm
http://www.sakai.zaq.ne.jp/irisissnow/one/index.html

2. Shirakawa-go World Heritage Site (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni)
http://park17.wakwak.com/~mahosaro/higurashi_seiti.html
http://po6.nsk.ne.jp/~norisige/higurashi.html
http://www1.winknet.ne.jp/~shika-hzk...wa_report.html

3. Kanon/AIR
http://www.ko1jikan.jp/special2/kanon.html
http://www.ko1jikan.jp/special2/kanon2.html
http://yosino.sakura.ne.jp/tabi/seichi/kunitachi.html
http://yosino.sakura.ne.jp/tabi/seichi/kasumi.html

Far more exists...see what you guys can come up with!!
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