Imperial Japan

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Materials relating to Chapters 11-14 of War as Entertainment and Contents Tourism in Japan.

Chapter 11: “Hokkaido as imperial acquisition and the Ainu in popular culture and tourism”, Ryo Koarai

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TV animation Golden Kamuy official website; Comics Golden Kamuy official website

Hokkaido is rooting for Golden Kamuy campaign, Hokkaido Tourism Organization

Special exhibition at the Upopoi National Ainu Museum

Hokuchin Memorial Museum official website

Golden Kamuy Sacred Site Pilgrimage at Hokuchin Memorial Museum

Chapter 12: “The Russo-Japanese War and (contents) tourism”, Philip Seaton

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Memorial Ship Mikasa homepage

The Clouds Above the Hill machizukuri (community building) project in Matsuyama and their promotion video (below).

Clouds Above the Hill community building project in Matsuyama
Trailer for the 1980 film Hill 203

Chapter 13: “Tourism relating to the new culture introduced by First World War German POWs”, Kyungjae Jang

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Baruto no Gakuen shooting location video

Homepage for the NHK Drama Kazamidori ; the Kazamidori Museum in Kobe.

Chapter 14: “Theatre (contents) tourism and war as a backdrop to romance”, Akiko Sugawa-Shimada

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Roman Action Play: Ruroni Kenshin at Shinbashi Enbujo Theatre

Here Comes Miss Modern: Takarazuka Revue promotion video
Here Comes Miss Modern: cinema anime trailer

Nihon Taisho Mura (Japan Taisho Village), a site of contents tourism for fans wanting to experience the atmosphere of the Taisho (1912-26) era.

Other materials related to the period

Japan Review special edition, 2019, No.33, War, Tourism, and Modern Japan.

Kate McDonald, Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan. University of California Press, 2017.

Philip Seaton, ‘On the trail of The Last Samurai (I): Taranaki’International Journal of Contents Tourism 4 (2019), pp. 12-24.

Philip Seaton, ‘On the trail of The Last Samurai (II): Hobbiton vs Uruti Valley’International Journal of Contents Tourism 4 (2019), pp. 25-31.

Philip Seaton, ‘On the trail of The Last Samurai (III): Himeji and Kagoshima’International Journal of Contents Tourism 4 (2019), pp. 32-44.

Philip Seaton, ‘The “Shiba view of history” and Japan-Korea relations: Reading, watching and traveling Clouds Above the Hill’ in Rumi Sakamoto and Stephen Epstein (eds) Popular Culture and the Transformation of Japan-Korea Relations, London, Routledge 2021, pp. 48-60.

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