One of the most popular cartoons at home and abroad is rurouni kenshin.
The manga was serialised in Weekly Shonen janpufrom 1994 to 1999, with a total circulation of more than 72 million copies in Japan, and has been adapted into an anime as well as an exceptional stage and screen adaptation. It remains one of Japan's most popular manga, whose popularity has not waned to this day.
The story " rurouni kenshin" is set in the meijiera, when Kenshin Himurawas feared as the Battousai the Manslayer at the end of the Edo period. Did you know that many of the names of the main characters in the story are the names of places in niigata?
The author of rurouni kenshin, Nobuhiro Watsuki, is from niigataprefecture, nagaokacity. The author's love for his hometown is evident in the fact that he named his character after the familiar place where he spent his childhood.
● Yahiko Myojin・・・ yahikovillage, yahikooriginating from a shrine
● sanjo tsubame・・・ sanjoCity, derived from tsubameCity
● Kaoru Kamiya・・・ nagaokaCity kamiyaOriginating in district
● Sae Sekihara・・・ nagaokaCity sekiharaOriginating in town
● Aoshi Shinomori・・・ nagaokacity yukyuzanlocated in aoshioriginating from a shrine
● yukyuzan安慈・・・ nagaokaOriginating from yukyuzanin the city of
As the author is from niigataprefecture nagaokacity, you can see that many place names from nagaokacity are used. In addition to the above, there are many other characters in the work that originate from the place niigata.
And in the film, there is a scene at the beginning where they eat " dango", and this dangomay also be derived from nagaoka...? There are also rumours that.
dangois a traditional Japanese confectionery that has been popular in Japan for centuries, derived from rice. In niigataprefecture nagaokacity, which is rich in land and water and produces delicious rice, there is a long-established wagashi shop, eguchidango, which has been in business since around 1900. niigataIt is a well-known long-established shop in the prefecture. nagaokaThe shop is only located in the city and is popular with many visitors from outside the city every day.
The author, of course, must have grown up eating dangofrom eguchidango. The author's love of his hometown is also evident here...? The large three-coloured dumplings at the entrance to the main eguchidango shop, which we suspect may have served as a model. It seems to have had more than a little influence.
Why not embark on a pilgrimage to the " rurouni kenshin" Holy Land in the city of nagaokain niigataprefecture, which has many places of association with it.