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Vehicles. Have people noticed?

Hi, has anyone noticed that all the cars seem to have either one or two seats?

(Not counting the time Alpha, Takahiro, and Maki went swimming, that is. I think Maki just managed to squeeze in.)

When Kokone first visited Alpha, she hitched a ride on a single-seater pickup.

IMHO it seems very eerie that people don't ride four-seat vehicles anymore. Perhaps this has something to do with the scarcity of children?

- SeaStone
Thursday, October 26, 2006


Interesting point. I think it has to do more with the common vehicles used in farming communities in Japan. All the vehicles in YKK (except Tapon) are actual (or modeled on actual) vehicles. You see these little cars and pick-ups in farming communities a lot, but not so much in the cities.

My guess is that Ashinano-sensei is trying to indicate the slow-down in commerce and travel that is happening by only drawing the smaller vehicles. But remember, there is still some form of mass transit going on. Kokone rode the trolley to see Alpha the first time, and Takahiro rode the bus when he left home.

Also, if you take a look at the backgrounds in the city scenes, you'll see lots of kids. I don't think that the shrinking of the population means a sudden lack of kids. It's a more gradual thing. The kids *do* move away from the country to the cities as they grow older, so it might seem that way in rural areas.



- dDave
Thursday, October 26, 2006

Indeed, in one of Kimoto Go's photos from Miura, you can see one of those pickup trucks:

- WAHa.06x36
Friday, October 27, 2006

Oh my... looking through this site at such simple photos, but I absolutely love them for obvious reasons.

- velusip
Sunday, November 5, 2006

hmm, one-seater or two-seater aren't that rare. country side are small and most of them probably have something short of where they can pretty much go anywhere on feet.

don't forget the one sence where there was sands all over the road? i think that was the one where sensei and onishi where remembering part of their journy.

- terra
Sunday, November 19, 2006

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