Friday, August 1, 2008

The Real "Hinamizawa"

Hi everybody, Shion here!

Sorry it's taking us longer than usual for the next installment. Day 14 is a looong day, but it'll be worth the wait - the creepy plot really 'swings' into action here ;-) .

Meanwhile, I recently stumbled on this neat website that shows a Higurashi fan's pilgrimage to Shirakawa-Go (official site), the UNESCO World Heritage site that served as the model for Hinamizawa. It's in Japanese, but those of you who've been playing along may remember seeing some of the images in slightly more blurred form. He even found the exterior model for the Maebara Mansion - which is apparently a treatment facility (poor Keiichi)....