「 たなぼたキャンプと改めて思ったこと」 (Tanabota Kyanpu to Aratamete Omotta Koto)
“Surprise Camping and Some Deep Thoughts”
Following the last episode’s “cliffhanger” of sorts, Yuru Camp has Rin planning to spend the remainder of her time away from home to meet up with Nadeshiko as she visits her grandma’s house and her friend Ayano. The result is an adorable episode that exposes Rin to the spots that await her in Hamamatsu and parts of Nadeshiko’s past that she never knew about.
While it’s neat to see Yuru Camp take on more urban territories with more episodes focused around visiting towns and shops, Hamamatsu was given a mild promotional boost from the anime. Lake Hamana and the torii’s that are scattered about are the most prolific outdoor attractions we’re given in this episode. In return, we get a more in-depth profile of some of the town’s delicacies. Strawberry Daifuku is given an early appearance, but the main attraction is the town’s eel. With how expensive, fresh, and coveted the eel is, it was nice to see how Rin and Nadeshiko were able to get to enjoy it.
Although the usual Yuru Camp trip revels in the visual delights from the scenery, this episode emphasizes what makes sharing your time with company to be a different, yet welcoming feeling. Rin’s trip to Nadeshiko’s grandma’s house gives her an extensive amount of time getting to know Nadeshiko, her old friend Ayano, and her family. It was funny to see how Nadeshiko used to be a chubby kid until her sister put her through boot camp. It’s also adorable to find out that Nadeshiko’s dad has a good enough background on her friendship with Rin that she wanted to make sure she was treating her friend to Hamamatsu’s delicacies before she heads home.
Looking over Lake Hamana as reflecting on how it felt to move forward from only solo camping gives Rin some time to breathe as we get a deeper insight on her as well. We’re so used to seeing Rin getting roped into the other girls’ trips and slowly growing accustomed to camping with others. At the same time, hanging out with friends helped Rin to come around to why it feels special to share sights and treats with your pals while you’re out in the woods.
While the setting certainly was a novel experience for Yuru Camp, the highlight of this episode were the thoughts Rin shares with us; in a world that seems to treat introverts as being mysterious people, Yuru Camp is doing a lot to show the world that no, introverts merely just like doing their own thing more often, but can otherwise get along with people just fine!
I really liked how that section of the episode framed it. They were able to approach the idea of solo camping being a good opportunity to appreciate “loneliness” or feeling at peace with only yourself and your surroundings.
And instead of making Rin feel like she’s odd or not a team-player for being introverted, her personal ethos is seen as another way to enjoy the wilderness. Where company is great and can make it even more special, but sometimes, you want to be by yourself to bask in your surroundings. That the feeling of breathing in the cool winter breeze while you’re toasty and warm with nothing around you can be another way to enjoy the peace and comfort that comes from camping.
I have an other Explanation for the last Scene with Mt. Fuji
It was his long Shadow that or is still born in this Prefecture of Japan 🙂
You know, spiritual things
Notice to the Sound FX:
The Voice of Ayano was a bit Low on Volume, also the Voice of Granddad on the end was to loud
Rehear the Audio Lines before they go Blu-rays
I thought Ayano’s voice was pretty spot on based on how she acted.
Let me be the first to say that I’m glad RenaSayers is no longer commenting here, trying to show off how smart and knowledgable he was about camping during Yuru Camp’s first season. Yuru Camp is a joy to watch and the posts here are a joy to read: we certainly don’t need try-hards trying to show off how much they know to impress, just because a show has cute girls in it.
I do get a little worried sometimes if I’m not shedding enough light on the locations or camping techniques, but I tend to get invested in how the characters enjoy their trips and how their friendships grow with time so I usually end up focusing on how nice it is to see Rin, Nadeshiko, and the rest of the club go out and enjoy themselves camping.
I think you should do you! What you’re writing about is the important part anyways, and there are other bloggers (I think one example is linked in another comment above; have you read that one?) who cover off those locations and technical details in their talks. I tend to read everything, so it’s just nice to see the range of things people do talk about. No need to force yourself to write about things that you’re less interested in!
Thanks! It’s good to hear I’m able to provide that context to the show. I remember someone dropped the links to their posts in one of the comments for the first season and they wrote some insightful info on the locations of Yuru Camp. Great to see they came back for some more with the new season.
Love the series. Not sure certainly what is the magic ingredient, and I am myself hardcore stay-at-home person, but it just feels warm and fuzzy.