There’s a very beautiful Japanese shrine that I know of and decided to visit. It’s not on my way from home to work and work to home but something I’ve been going to since my childhood, maybe every few years or so. I never remembered much except the huge koi in the gigantic pond, a huge temple, and two girls that were my age. The girls in particular stuck out in my mind as they were twins who I used to play with when I was younger whenever I visited. Now that I was older, I thought playing probably wasn’t something we could do anymore when we met and maybe just talking and enjoying some tea while we fed the koi would bring something that we never had before. Stepping out from my car I walk across the stone bridge with it’s bright red wooden side rail’s that I have passed since childhood, noticing the fresh coat of paint as I ran my fingers along it. As I near the end of the bridge I can see the huge temple and gigantic koi pond, majestic, as if from a storybook tale. Out of the corner of my eye I can see two figures with purple hair talking towards each other as they walk and stopping when they notice me and gave a smile and a wave as I approached the twin girls, Kagami and Tsukasa Hiiragi.
As you can see from the picture above, the two pictured are Hiiragi, Kagami (柊 かがみ) and Hiiragi, Tsukasa (柊つかさ) from Lucky☆Star (らき☆すた). The manufacturer is Wave. They are from a limited edition completed set and are sold separate but don’t come with the interesting base that it comes with which looks like a part of a Shinto shrine.
I went to a Buddhist temple to take the pictures. The temple is in a slightly remote area, I say slightly because there’s a mini mall just down the hill from it lol. I wasn’t lying about the part in the story where I’ve been there since childhood every few years, though I usually went because a relative visited. The place is full of wildlife as you can see below.
It’s a beautiful place and nice place to visit. But enough about that, let’s talk about the twins.
As you have noticed they are wearing their shrine maiden outfit. The difference is what they are holding. Tsukasa is holding a omikuji container which contains sticks inside with numbers on it which coincide’s with the fortunes you pick. Kagami is holding a ema which is what people write their wishes on around new years and hope it comes true. Kagami is holding one with a rat as it was the year of the rat when I bought the two.
The sculpting is really done well, especially anatomically, and really looks just like the girls from the anime. I love how Kagami’s left foot is angled slightly, it makes her look cuter for me lol.
The one thing I don’t like is omikuji container which can fall out pretty easily when I move Tsukasa a little more than a bit ^^;;. While Kagami holds the string strung through the ema pretty well.
Overall, a really great figure and something I recommend for people who can get it.
Character: Hiiragi Kagami (柊 かがみ) and Hiiragi Tsukasa (柊つかさ)
Anime: Lucky☆Star (らき☆すた)