(Welcome to The City Where the Wind Blows, Yokohama.)
So I was finally able to go around Yokohama! I’ve been in Tokyo for a year and a half but was only able to do this now (why self why). It’s not my first time in the city though, because of the BSD event last February, but this time I got to literally walk around the city which made me fall in love with it instantly!
I did my research but due to limited time, I only got to drop by a few BSD spots. I’ll definitely come back and walk more next time!
(Sorry for the low quality photos but I’d just love to share them still
Motomachi Road - Episode 2
Chinatown - Episode 9
Red Brick Warehouse - Episode 9
Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (The Jack) - Episode 9
Yokohama Customs Building (The Queen) - Episode 9
Yokohama Stadium - Episode 9
Yamashita Park - Episode 17
And ofc ofc in front of this blessed statue (still in Yamashita Park)
Featuring embarrassed Soukoku fangirl me lol sorry
(Side story: I was with a friend who isn’t an anime fan but happens to be familiar with this statue as she has seen it on TV dramas a few times. When I showed her the Soukoku art, she said, “Why did they meet here? It’s a dating spot!” And I was like, “Uhm, yeah, that’s exactly why”
Anyway I think I know now why Chuuya loves Yokohama
Yay. I wish I could live here. I wouldn’t mind waking up to this scenery everyday. More like, I would love to!
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He was walking down a street in muggle London, smoking a cigarette, not really paying attention to where he was going or why.
Then he saw it.
And he had to have it.
It was small, dusty, old and needed some work done, but damn did Sirius love that flat.
I had four bedrooms, a kitchen and dining room area with a living space coming off the end and two and half small bathrooms (when I say half, one was just a toilet and a sink).
It had these huge windows along just one wall. They were so big you could stand on the window sill at the bottom and just press your whole body against the glass, staring down onto the street below.
The house had a bright red door with small flecks of paint coming off it.
The flat itself was on the second floor of the building, but even from the ground, staring at those huge windows and the For Sale sign, Sirius knew he wanted it bad.
So he bought it two weeks later.
He didn’t tell anyone about it at first, he wanted it to be a surprise for when they left school.
But Sirius Black is terrible at keeping secrets, especially from his best friends and especially when he was excited.
So, one rainy weekend he took them all down to muggle London for a special trip.
‘Sirius what is this all about. it’s cold.’ ‘Be quiet Wormy I need to show you something.’
‘Sirius we have been walking for hours, please, my feet are tired.’ ‘James shut the hell up, we got off the bus thirty seconds ago.’
They rounded the corner, walked a few meters until Sirius was standing in front of the house, his arms spread wide and a huge grin on his face, like he was a small child showing his mother his latest drawing.
‘Well, what do you think?’
‘I think it’s raining and you have stopped in the middle of the street for no reason.’
‘Fuck off Moony, I mean the house.’
‘What? This house?’
‘Yes this house you wanker, it’s mine.’
Peter, James and Remus all just stare.
‘You bought a house…’ Sirius dropped his arms.
‘Well no.. I bought a flat, second floor. I thought we could all live here. When we leave school…Together.’
Silence.James, never one for silences, or being able to handle the look of fear and apprehension on Sirius’ face, breaks into a smile.
‘For real Pads?’
‘Yeah.. for real..’
James clapped Peter on the back, still grinning. Peter smiles too. Then James runs up and hugs Sirius, very briefly and before the poor boy can respond, James has broken away and is running up to the red door, unlocking and sprinting inside, bounding up the stairs. A few seconds later he is seen in one of the enormous windows, still grinning as he jumps about motioning for the others to join him.
Peter laughs before running in after James. Remus remains standing and staring.
‘You want me to move in with you?’
‘Probably should have made asking you more romantic Moony.. but I figured having us all here would be cute as well. But yeah, I want you to move in with me. And James. And Peter. I basically want you to move into Gryffindor Dormitory 2.0, only this time we get to share a bed.’
Remus is silent.
Sirius is worried.
‘You don’t have to Rem. Maybe this is too fast. You can say no…’
‘I love you, Sirius’
‘I love you too, Moony.’
‘But I get the left side of the bed.’
Sirius lets out a bark like laugh.
‘Fine, but I’m choosing the sheets, your taste sucks ass.’
Moving into the London flat was all they could talk about for the next few months.
Sirius had never asked them to pay any rent, he had more than enough money after his Uncle had passed away and figured it was the least he could do.
But James had downright refused to let his friend pay for him, insisting he would split the rent 50/50 every month, no matter what protests Sirius put up.
Remus wanted to pay too, but Sirius didn’t even bother listening to that. Remus didn’t have the money to do it, not that Sirius cared, and he would always say, ‘Remus, we are going to be sharing a bed, theirs not really anything for you to pay for. Plus, you can get me a really cool birthday present to make up for it.’ Remus got him a motorbike that year.
A few weeks before the end of school, just when the boys had finished there exams, and reality had started to sink in, Sirius heard that Marlene’s parents hadn’t taken the whole ‘her dating Dorcas’ thing so well, and were no longer speaking to her. So the next day he went up to her, pulled her aside and told her that there was a bedroom waiting in a small flat in London that he was sure her and Dorcas would enjoy.
He’d never seen Marlene cry before that day.
A week later James walked into the dormitory, sweaty and gross from Quidditch practice, panting as he explained that he was in love with Lily Evans.
‘Yeah no shit Potter, I heard you two last night.’
Sirius got a pillow thrown at his head.
Then James explained that he was going to ask Lily to move in with him after they left school. That he wanted her in his life and in the flat. If Sirius was okay with that.
Sirius started laughing. James was confused.
‘Prongs, you are the most oblivious boy I have ever met. Lily and I have been waiting for you to ask her to move in for the past two months.’
Sirius got another pillow thrown at his head. Then James ran off to go find Lily.