CLAMP Travel Reports

As I reported previously, CLAMP members are on a trip to collect data for the upcoming work, Gate 7. Their first stop was the city of Ise (read report here), then they went to Kyoto. They are making real-time reports on their private boards and here are some of them, translation provided by Mia Lewis.

六盛茶庭

京都に到着しました。
早速、六盛茶庭に。メインのスフレは撮影NGなんで(すぐに萎んじゃうからだと思います)先に頼んだシャンパン。
ただ今、スフレをうずうず待ってます(笑)。

Rokusei Satei (http://www.rokusei.co.jp/rokuseisatei/index.html) [A souffle restaurant in Kyoto]

We’ve arrived in Kyoto.
We’re heading straight to Rokusei Satei. The souffle from the main course is no good for filming (I think it’s because it deflates too quickly), so we’ll be having the champagne we preordered.
I’m just itching with anticipation for that souffle (laughs).

休憩中

六盛茶庭から平安神宮を廻って、八坂神社、清水坂の方に抜けてきました。
結構歩いたので休憩中。
梅園さんで、みたらし団子&わらび餅とお薄(お抹茶)。
東京では、あまり みたらし団子は見ないので久しぶり。あまからが美味しかったです。

Taking a Break

We went from Rokusei Satei through Heian Jingu Shrine, Yasaka Shrine, and came out at Kiyomizu Temple.
We did a lot of walking so we’re currently taking a break.
We’re having midarashi-dango, warabi-mochi, and weak macha at Baien-san.
You don’t often see midarashi-dango in Tokyo, so its the first time we’ve had them in a while. Its sweet and saltiness was delicious.

京都2日目

京都二日目は、ちょっと雨が降ってます。
それでも頑張って、北野天満宮と金閣寺を廻って来ました。
で、イノダコーヒー本店にやってきました。
目の前で猫井ちゃんが、ジャンボシュークリームを撮影してます。
ちなみに、画像はウィンナコーヒーです(笑)。

Kyoto Day 2

On our second day in Kyoto it rained a bit.
Even so, we strove on and made it Kitano-tenmangu Temple and the Temple of the Golden Pavilion.
We also went to the original Inoda Coffee.
Nekoi-chan is filming the Jumbo Chou a La Creme right in from of me.

ここは京都

京都駅なのに、せんと君が幅きかせています。(笑)巨大せんとくんもいたのですが。握手して撮影すればよかったです。

This it Kyoto

Even though this is Kyoto Station, Sento-kun (http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/nhm_baby/imgs/8/c/8c272001.jpg) [Nara City’s mascot] is everywhere. (laughs) There was even a gigantic Sento-kun. [note: I assume this refers to a person dressed as the mascot.] I should have applauded and gotten it on film.

三十三間堂行ってきた

修学旅行生が多かった。
騒がしかったけど、お寺だから静かにという館内放送で、一発で静かになったよ。
日本の若者、まだまだ捨てたものではないね。
素直さは美点。

We Went to Sanjusan Gendo Temple

There were a lot of students on field trips.
It was noisy, but it went silent the instant the announcement was made to respect the temple and be quiet.
Japan’s youth are still far from being given up on.
Obedience is a virtue.

Today is the final day of the trip, they are coming back to Tokyo later. More reports to come!

Also, today is the 16th and there should be a CLAMP-NET.COM update. But there are no updates today. The website was updated on the 14th instead, launching its new menu. Have you checked it out? The major changes can be noticed in the “News” and “Serial” sections, which are now split.

“Serial” section now has more detailed information about the upcoming manga chapters, such as chapter numbers.

Sad news for those who liked them, but the english news are gone (they weren’t updated on a regular basis in any case).

No breaks scheduled for Kobato. and XXXHOLiC is back with Chapter 205 on June 9 in its new home magazine, Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. Please refer to the CLAMP Widget for more upcoming releases.

Lastly, the official website of the XXXHOLiC Rou OAD posted a Mokona pattern that you can print and use on your own tumbler. The pattern is told to be similar to the one used by Kohane in the upcoming OAD.

Go to the website, pick your size and have fun with your drinks =)