Washinomiya New Year’s Celebration 2015




Saitama’s ill-fated and now Lucky Star dedicated Washinomiya Shrine has once again set-up an anime-inspired New Year’s event, beckoning otaku from far and wide to buy up more trinkets themed after the aged KyoAni classic, and now Grisaia as well.

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  • Anonymous commented on January 13, 2015 14:22

    The old man was nice, but he lied to you lol... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 6, 2015 17:27

    How do you hook up with a cg-image? On the other hand, I can already image the interesting conversations you could have with your flat-as-a-paper-sheet waifu: You: How was your day, honey? waifu:....... You: Why are you so quiet? waifu:..... You:... More

2D > 3D = False


Creepy otaku losers sworn to 2D over real women are being accused of showing their true colours – an otaku-oriented dating event held at the Lucky Star (Washinomiya) Shrine was so massively oversubscribed that 20 men applied for every place, despite the $100 fee (for men), and there were even 6 women for every place.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 13, 2010 15:44

    12:25 Rather than the question being stupid, it's only 'stupid' in your reality. You can't decipher the nature of the question because of your limited thought-processes. Calling it stupid isn't sour grapes, but more like true... More

  • kumesana commented on November 13, 2010 02:18

    You seem to read 2D > 3D as something else than "I obtain more from 2D than from 3D." Which makes you kinda sound like an idiot.... More


The current boom for “konkatsu” – structured matchmaking events for men and women unable to find mates any other way – has given rise to an otaku-friendly version: the organisers of “Ota-konkatsu” promise lonely otaku the chance to meet a real life female on a tour of Washinomiya Shrine, famed as a holy ground to Lucky Star fans – for a substantial fee of course.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 8, 2012 17:29

    Yeah... you're probably ugly as hell, too.... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 6, 2010 15:27

    hey guys why do u think all otaku girls likes yaoi?... gosh that's why u are single! you think all otaku girls are yaoi fans, all women only want money, all women are lazy... at... More


The Lucky Star mikoshi, one of Washinomiya’s most sacred relics to legions of otaku devotees, will be be spending most of the year in China for the Expo 2010 Shanghai China international fair as an example of Japan’s unique modern visual art.

The mikoshi, a Shinto portable shrine used as a sort of chariot for deities during religious processions, is perhaps less well known outside of Japan than it deserves, so a brief introduction to the shrine is included below…

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  • Mikorio commented on May 27, 2010 02:29

    I went to the expo and didn't see it, is it hidden away in a nook somewhere? I walked the whole Japan Pavilion and didn't see head nor tails of it anywhere.... More

  • h8GWB commented on May 22, 2010 14:40

    You mean bootleg the mikoshi, so that more people can have them?... More

Lucky Star Washinomiya New Years Festival


Washinomiya, the real life location of Lucky Star‘s Kagami and Tsukasa‘s family shrine, received a flock of otaku pilgrims celebrating the Japanese New Years tradition of hatsumoude – visiting a shrine/temple on Jan. 1.

Good Smile Company, maker of Nendoroids and Figma, took the opportunity to join in by releasing limited edition Miko cosplay Nendoroids of the 4 main girls at the gathering, the latest of many such events to happen at the small town since Lucky Star turned it into a moe version of Mecca for otaku.

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  • XxLolimasterxX commented on December 8, 2015 04:43

    Images lie. That is actually a Pixel-Indie Horror survival genre game pic!... More

  • XxLolimasterxX commented on December 8, 2015 04:41

    I particugnarly love how they censor the public's faces Minecraft mode! Only in japan!... More

Lucky Star Cosplay Café Opens in Washinomiya


Washinomiya, a site held sacred for being the real-life location of the Lucky Star‘s Hiiragi twins family temple, has seen the official opening of a Lucky Star themed cosplay cafe.

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  • Hnskyo commented on November 9, 2010 22:31

    i think them think "what a freaks stay away from them" for that sort of thing everyone despised otakus and cause the japanese otakus are abominations.... More

  • hayden. commented on December 27, 2008 14:57

    oh gawd. i love lucky star. but wtf? it's just weird. i'm a girl, so i probably shouldn't go to a cosplay cafe.... More


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