Collaboration goods limited to Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Yippee! I love goods!
When we arrived at the goods area I was so excited and I nearly began talking like a 3-year-old. The collaboration goods have a strong ‘Kyoto-ness’ to them as you’ll see many practical goods like Goshuincho (Book of Red Seals to be collected from temples and shrines), hand mirrors and facial oil blotting papers.
Facial oil blotting papers with crests…Always together with Touken Danshi! It’s great to have items we can use every day.
The design here is especially drawn for this collaboration! Inside, you’ll find sakura-shaped cookies.
I love all of these chibi Touken Danshi drawn way out of proportion. They are so cute and original!
With this Goshuincho, it’d be fun to visit shrines and temples and collect their Red Seals.
These collaboration goods have the elements of Touken Danshi everywhere while they value and promote Kyoto traditional crafts. Don’t you think these are so ideal? It’s kind of wonderful that the goods will remind me of this Kyoto trip in my everyday life. The handmade signs by the shop staff are cute. They made me realize again that there are so many people who like Hanamaru out there.
Perfect Hanamaru days!
There are many more exciting aspects packed in this ‘Kyo no Kiseki Hanamaru Festival’. I couldn’t deliver all the details, but I would love everyone to feel and experience the unique atmosphere inside the Studio Park. You’ll be amazed by how it feels: you are travelling back in time! You may spot Touken Danshi and/or the History Retrograde Army…!
The festival is on between 21 January 2017 and 12 March 2017. This is such a wonderful collaboration, and I’m pretty sure that you would only get to experience this much melting ‘moe’ sensation in your brain once in your lifetime…and you can enjoy the entire Kyoto area, too. So, don’t miss out on this opportunity~!
Great for both history buffs and anime fans! Toei Kyoto Studio Park!
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is an amazing interactive theme park, perfect for history buffs, Touken Ranbu fanatics and Toei fans of Kamen Rider and Precure. What if you like all of these? Well, let me just say that you’d lose your adult sense in there then…
If you’d like to know more about Toei Kyoto Studio Park, please check out this article:
Kyoto Photo Report: Toei Kyoto Studio Park! Part 1
The Touken Ranbu Collaboration is not over yet!
The collaboration involves shrines and temples, the stamp rally, Randen Line and the Studio Park as well as the entire Kyoto area.
On MANGA.TOKYO, we’ll keep posting other reports on Kyoto, putting everything we have into them. So, make sure you check them and make the most of your Kyoto stay♡
You can check these articles in our Reports, our Otaku Articles, and our Otaku Travel column. If you want a guide to all our reviews and columns for Winter 2017, read this article:
WINTER 2017: Our Anime Reviews
Toei Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura) General Information
10 Uzumasa Higashi Hachioka Cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 616-8586
A 5-minute walk from JR ‘Uzumasa’ Station
A 5-minute walk from Randen Line ‘Uzumasa-Koryuji’ Station
A 2-minute walk from Randen Line ‘Satsueisho-Mae’ Station
A 2-minute walk from “Uzumasa Hirakicho’ bus stop
Park schedule and hours vary from month to month, so please refer to their website.
(Available in English, Chinese, and Korean)
Bye for now! Enjoy your Hanamaru days!
Touken Ranbu Glossary
Touken Ranbu Online: On online game by DMM and Nitroplus. This game features personified versions of famous Japanese swords.
Touken Ranbu -Hanamaru-: An anime based on the game. Produced by Doga Koba, Touken Ranbu Hanamaru depicts the daily lives of the Touken Danshi in the Citadel.
Katsugeki Touken Ranbu: An upcoming anime based on the game. Produced by ufotable, this anime adaptation will be more action-based than Hanamaru.
Touken Danshi: The characters in the game. ‘Touken’ means ‘sword’ in Japanese and ‘danshi’ is written with the characters for ‘man’ and ‘warrior’.
Saniwa: The player in the game. Sometime translated as ‘sage’. The Saniwa in the game have the ability to personify objects such as swords.
Citadel: ‘Honmaru’ in Japanese. This is the central part of the castle and where most of Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru takes place. The home screen of the game is the Citadel.
Shinsengumi: A police-like force that mostly patrolled Kyoto during the Bakumatsu Period. They were well known for there sky-blue uniforms (Yamatonokami Yasusada wears this uniform). Souji Okita, the owner of Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru protagonists Yamatonokami Yasusada and Kashuu Kiyomitsu, was a famous member of the Shinsengumi. He died from tuberculosis in 1868.
Ikedaya: An inn that was located in Kyoto. It is famous for the ‘ikedaya Incident’ (July 8 1864), whereby the Shinsengumi raided the inn and attacked rebels. Souji Okita is said to have collapsed due to this incident. The Ikedaya Incident plays an important role in the game and ‘Hanamaru’.
The Edo Period: 1603-1868. The period of Japanese history where the Tokugawa Sogunate was in power
The Bakumatsu Period: 1853-1868. The part of the Edo period where the Shogunate was coming to an end and Japan started to open up to foreign countries.
The Meiji Period: 1868-1912. The period of rule following the Meiji Restoration, whereby power was returned to the Emperor and the Shogunate was abolished.