My love for Japanese culture started with watching endless hours of anime. While in Niigata I had to checkout the Manga & Animation Museum which houses the works of some of the popular manga and anime artists born in this prefecture. It was no co-incidence that my very favorite Rumiko Takahasi, creator of Inuyasha, also hails from Niigata. I got lucky as they were also holding an exhibit of the swords of Evangelion!
A figurine of the tragic priestess Kikyo from the popular manga InuYasha. Created by Rumiko Takahashi, Kikyo is one of the most intriguing character in the love triangle that is the foundation of this lovable storyline.