Hi everyone! Coming back with brand new T/Ns for the brand new subtitles of the brand new episode of I’m Home c:
Plot-wise, this episode was eventful. It makes me wonder what’s coming for us next. Actually this post will be divided into two because there is one issue that I dedicated a separate post for. Stay tuned for more information!
Tateshina town & Yatsugatake
Tateshina (立科町, Tateshina-machi) is a town located in Kitasaku District, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Let me remind you that it’s the town where Iejis’ vacation home is located, as well as the one owned by Ieji’s company. Actually, Oregon City, USA is Tateshina’s sister town. They give such a description about the sibling:
Tateshina is a beautiful, rural town located in the mountains about 125 miles west of Tokyo in Nagano Prefecture, close to where the 1998 Winter Olympics were held. (…) Mt. Tateshina is a popular resort area, especially for winter skiing. In addition to tourism, agriculture is a primary industry, including apples and a town-owned dairy herd. The weather is very cold and snowy in the winter; warm and humid in the summer.
Through the Ieji and Subaru’s conversation over the phone we learn that he used to take her to Yatsugatake when she was little. Yatsugatake 南八ヶ岳, Minami-Yatsugatake) is a volcanic group of inactive volcanoes located on the borders of prefectures Nagano and Yamanashi. Although Mt. Tateshina is ususally listed on its own, it is also a part of the Yatsugatake group. The highest peak is the Mt. Aka at 2,899.2 metres (9,511.8 ft).
If I remember correctly, during the BBQ at Ieji’s one of the Ieji’s coworkers asks Megumi for a beer or chuhai. Chūhai (チューハイ or 酎ハイ) is an alcoholic drink, also known as Chu-Hi. Traditional chūhai is made with shōchū and bubbly water flavored with lemon, though some modern commercial variants use vodka in place of shōchū. Now various flavors of chuhai are available, ranging from lime, lychee, Japanese plum to cream soda.
It’s so old and popular that even John Travolta advertised it at some point:
Protip: People who have low alcohol tolerance are advised to substitute beer with Chu-Hi.
TIPS (Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)
We learn in the episode five that Hisashi’s mother has a serious liver disease and needs to be hospitalized. In this episode, we learn from Ieji’s younger brother that she underwent a surgery called TIPS, and that it may be a temporary solution for the long fight that’s about to come for her. I found some really nice and easy explanation of the procedure itself because Wikipedia and other places are just too… medical and confusing. Check the link to see what it’s all about. I hope Ieji’s mom will get better in the upcoming episodes. Keeping my fingers crossed!
That’s pretty much all for the episode 6. If you feel like you need more explanation, let me know!
Again, sending virtual cookies to the dream team: Watanuki, ZeroJanvier and his wife. And to all of you reading this! : D Thanks and have fun!