anibee's Shooting Location Look Out!: Jougashima's ‘The Horse's Back'!

Jougashima Island
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Besides the costumes, photographers, assistants and every other person in-between, one of the most important elements that make an awesome cosplay photoshoot are the locations themselves. Sometimes, a cosplay photoshoot tends to be pretty similar to a shoot for a film or TV series.

With locations being generally a scarce commodity, some places tend to appear over and over again in our favourite shows. In this new feature, we'll be doing just that; taking a look at some cool locations from shows we like. Who knows, maybe you could find a way to use them for YOUR shoot?

Located in the southern tip of the Miura Peninsula on Jougashima Island is a seemingly non-assuming little beach. On this beach, stands a rather peculiarly shaped rock formation, almost akin to that of a cave entrance. This is no ordinary bunch of rocks however!

The HorseÂ’s Back
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Known as "The Horse's Back", amongst many other nicknames, this location has the honour of being a frequently used location for many fight scenes in the Kamen Rider franchise!

Standing at about 8m x 6m, the Horse's Back stands partially submerged in the ocean that surrounds the island. With its high inner arc and distinctive shape, the Horse's Back looks extremely dramatic, especially when shot from upwards angles!

Ryuki Agito
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From Ryuki, Agito, and even as far back as some Showa Kamen Rider shows, the Horse's Back has seen a lot of screen time for more than a decade!


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Being connected to the main island by a mere rock path, one should be cautious if he wants to use this location - it certainly looks like it'd be slippery in wet weather!

Showa Kanagawa Prefecture
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Still, if you happen to be popping by Miura in the Kanagawa Prefecture, hit up Jougashima Island sometime - and take a ride on the Horse's Back!

- Q