First of a series of posts of Umineko no Naku Koro ni pilgrimages. All of the photos were taken to match screenshots from the game. I wasn’t after the angles from the anime, because the anime totally sucked and I don’t want to recognize its existence XD All of the following photos were taken in three houses in the Yamate Area in Yokohama, which were built at the beginning of the 20th century, having been designed by European architects.
The first house is called Bluff no.18. It was constructed after the Great Kanto Earthquake and it has been open to public since 1993. It has been used as a model for the room where the Tea Party is held and the corridors in the guesthouse.
The second house is Gaikoukan no Ie, which means the House of Diplomat. This one was built in 1910 and it is located at the same place as Bluff no.18, often referred to as Yamate Italian Garden. Its interior was used as a model for the interior of the mansion on Rokkenjima.
The last one is about 1 km away from the Italian Garden. It’s called the Berrick Hall and it was built in 1930. Today, it’s open to public and the floor level is regularly used for classical music recitals and small-scale concerti and concerts.
If you’d like to visit the Yamate Area, the best way is to get on the Toukaidou Line, for example at Tokyo Station, and transfer for Negishi Line at Yokohama Station. Get off at Ishikawachou Station, and walk to the Yamate Italian Garden.
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