Kamogawa MAKOTO; the "Moe" character of Demachi-arcade in Kyoto
Welcome to the introduce web page of Kamogawa MAKOTO（加茂川マコト）.
She is a character of Demachi arcade（出町商店街）(shopping district) in Kyoto.
She called as "Moe character"(a rarefied pseudo-love for certain fictional characters (in anime, manga, and the like) and their related embodiments.) in Japanese Otaku.
Kamogawa MAKOTO adopted for activation Demachi arcade.
So we can see a panel of her in Demachi Arcade and we can feel like as she is exist.
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She growed up in Demachi,and now,middle school student(9th grade).
Full of vitality girl.She has a boyish air about her,sometimes mistaken for a boy.
She is a child of today,but on the other hand she like antiquated hobby; "Kōdō"(way of incense).
Her illustration drawed by Ishihara Kunihiko(from KOTOMAKI Project).
She wears a "Happi"(traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat).
Happi is a coat when wearing in sell something in tradition.
It's a symbol of business in shopping district and reflected for her character design.
She always says "Su-de-shime-taro-ka?（酢でしめたろか？）"(I try you pickle in vinegar.)
Why she say so that,I'll explain next chapter.
Demachi arcade profile
Demachi arcade is only 164 meters long,but there are many individualistic grocery store,general store,restaurant,cafe.
There located in northern city area of Kyoto.
Surrounded in hystrical area of Kyoto(Doshisha university,Kyōto Gosho(Kyoto Imperial Palace),and Kamogawa river).
Demachi is end of "Saba-kaido route"(鯖街道) once upon a time.
(Before appear a train or car,this route used for transport mackerel(saba) from the port town Obama nearby the Japan sea.)
In Kyoto,Saba(mackerel) is popular fish,and people often eats it in festival.
Old fashioned Kyoto people cook a "Saba-Zushi"(鯖寿司 mackerel sushi) by mackerel.
When a cooking Saba-Zushi,We pickle a Saba to vinegar.
We call it,"Su-de-shime-ru"（酢でしめる）.
"Su-de-shime-taro-ka?" come from how to cook a Saba-sushi.
Access to Demachi
【from Osaka】Get in "Keihan line"(from Yodoyabashi station),and get off "Demachi-yanagi"（出町柳） station.cross the bridge over the Kamogawa-river,you can find Demachi arcade.
【from Kyoto station】Get in Bus(Kyoto city bus) number 4,17 and 205.Get off Kawaramachi-Imadegawa（河原町今出川） bus stop.You can find the arcade in front of you.
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Where the MAKOTO panel?
You can see 2 panels of MAKOTO,in Demachi arcade.
1,in front of "KANKARA"（かんから） a Japanese style bar.
But,the bar is a little bit apart from arcade.
The bar along the Kawaramachi street(河原町通).
2,in front of "Ribingu shoppu MATSUMURA"（リビングショップまつむら） a general store.
But,We can't see the panel in Sunday,Because this shop close in Sunday.
We can see MAKOTO somebody else
We can see MAKOTO's figure,other panel.
A banner,You will often see it in arcade.
A banner,It suspended from ceiling of arcade.
A stamp card to save the environment
We can get a card,when buy something without a vinyl bag in shop.
Post card of Demachi shopping mall
We can get it in many shop.
This card expresses that we can use Wi-Fi,and use a bag not vinyl.
Goods and eating
MAKOTO recommends Demachi's goods and eating with a label drawed her.
The goods is rerated to her.
Karaage(Japanese style fried chiken) set in "CHIBIKARA HOMPO"（ちびから本舗）
The set named as "MAKOTO-CHAN set",because MAKOTO likes Karaage.
In "HANANAMI"(喫茶華波 cafe&bar)
"MAKOTO arare"(Arare is a bite-sized Japanese rice cracker.)
In "TAKAHASHI SEIKOUDOU"（高橋盛香堂 incense shop）
You can choise a type that soy sause taste or rolled in dried laver.
In "SERUFU KISHIMOTOYA"(セルフ岸本屋 clothes shop)
You can choise a size from S,M,and L.(Japanese size chart of T-shirt)
Have a nice Japanimation trip to Demachi arcade.
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