The bus stop Mekki, located in Toyama, the capital of Toyama Prefecture, has unwittingly gotten itself involved with Demon Slayer tourism. It’s for a reason non-Japanese speakers wouldn’t guess, but its characters are the reverse of how to write “Kimetsu” in Japanese.
According to Japan’s paper The Mainichi, this similarity in names has caused many fans to write to the bus stop and ask them to sell special merchandise. And fans have been showing up there as part of their own official tourism. So Mekki is coming out with special keychains with its name in writing to sell to tourists. Perhaps this is the start of more merchandise to come from the bus stop?
Source: The Mainichi
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.