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Laid-Back Camp Event Heads to...Sengoku Festival?

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

It seems like you can't turn your head without running into the characters of Laid-Back Camp. The events revolving around the series are getting increasingly specific, from setting up a tent at the same sites from the series to a camping-dōjin combo event at the Ki no Kuno Site in Minami-Alps, Yamanashi. In fact, most of organized events thus far center around the series' setting in Yamanashi prefecture, including a stamp rally.

But one event is featuring series' cast member Yumiri Hanamori to talk about her role as Nadeshiko Kagamihara in the show, but the venue is particularly unique. Hanamori will be at Yamanashi's largest festival, the Shigen-ko Festival dedicated to the Sengoku-era warlord Takeda Shingen in Kofu.

The official Twitter account for the area's tourism mascot, who also wears Takeda Shingen's helmet, announced the event. Hanamori's talk will take place on April 7, the second day of the three-day festival. Other events include a Princess Koihime contest and a large army re-enactment with over 1,500 actors taking the battlefield in Maizuru Castle Park.

Takeda Shingen makes a brief appearance in Laid-Back Camp in episode nine where Nadeshiko is home sick. She and her family try houtou made by Chiaki for the first time. Houtou is a Yamanashi speciality; a noodle dish comprised of flat udon noodles and vegetables cooked in miso broth. It's different from standard udon because the noodle dough more closely resembles the kind used for dumplings. Chiaki's dish is so good it briefly summons Takeda to enjoy a bowl.

Was this scene enough to inspire the cross over event? It's hard to say, but Yamanishi's Shigen-ko Festival could see an influx of camping fans this year.

[Via Yaraon!]

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