Is there a place in your home that you like to go to to relax? Many anime and manga fans will have seen scenes featuring the wooden verandas of traditionally built Japanese homes. It’s a spot where many characters come to contemplate life, have conversations with loved ones, or even just lounge about in the afternoon sun. This is also the case for many people in Japan as well, which may also explain the spot’s prevalence in many works of fiction.
Sesshomaru and Rin (from Inuyasha) share a rare moment on their Japanese veranda, bathing in the glow of a swarm of fireflies.
Do any of the illustrations below hit the spot for you?