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11. Jōhana

P. A. Works Co., Ltd., True Tears

Often hailed as “Etchū’s little Kyoto,” the Jōhana district in the city of Nanto observes two annual festivals – the Jōhana Mugiya Festival in early autumn and the Jōhana Hikiyama Festival in spring – that paint the townscape in seasonal colors. These two festivals provided the model for a fictional event called the Mugihana Festival appearing in True Tears, an animated television series produced by Jōhana-based animation studio P. A. Works. Featuring actual landscapes and buildings in Jōhana and many other places in Toyama Prefecture, True Tears is a tale of youthful romance. Consequently, the district of Jōhana has become a Mecca for anime fans.

the Jōhana Mugiya Festival

Jōhana Hikiyama Festival