Visit Azabu-Juban, the hometown of Sailer Moon Crystal!
The shopping street of Azabu-Juban organized a stamp rally in collaboration with Sailer Moon Crystal from Oct. 15th to 31st (2014) to celebrate the launch of the first limited edition of Sailer Moon Crystal Vol.1 Blu-ray disc. The Sailer Moon fans were able to see around the hometown of the story while collecting the stamps on the map.
Azabu-Juban is a district in Tokyo known as the location Sailer Moon series have been based on. Five stamps, each with the symbol of the main characters (Sailer Moon, Sailer Mercury, Sailer Mars, Sailer Jupiter, and Sailer Venus) were located at five places that are associated with the story. Free stamp rally maps were placed to be picked at the designated shops on the Azabu-Juban shopping street.
The stamp rally started at No.4 exit of Azabu-Juban station of Tokyo Metro. The unique purple lampposts next to the exit might be recognizable for some fans.
The second stamp was at the Patio-Juban where a statue of a little girl called “Kimi-chan” is located. This patio as well as the statue of the girl appears few times in the background.
The third stamp was located at Hikawa Shrine, which is about 5 min away from the patio. This shrine has been the model of the shrine Rei (Sailer Mars) lives and works with her grandfather. Closed to the shrine, there is a crossroad that all the fans would recognize, called “Sendaizakaue.” This crossroad and a bus stop near this has been the model of the mysterious crossroad that appeared in an episode about “Demon 6:00pm Bus.”
The forth stamp was located in Amishiro park, and the last one was in McDonald’s, where a Pachinko parlor called “CROWN” used to be. A game arcade named “CROWN” often appears in the story.
Azabu-Juban is located in a walking distance from Roppongi Hills. Since there are many embassies in the area, the town has somewhat international atmosphere while keeping the friendly feel of the old Japanese town. Azabu-Juban is a must-see place in Tokyo for the Sailer Moon fans!
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