More than 200 Japanese anime fans flock to a small bakery in Tasmania every year to take a look at the inspiration behind their favorite movie.
It is believed that Ross Village Bakery is the birthplace of Kiki's delivery service, an anime movie about a 13-year-old girl who moves abroad for a year as part of the witch tradition.
She lives in an attic above a bakery and it is believed that this was inspired by Ross's business.
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Ross Village Bakery (pictured) is believed to be the birthplace of Kiki's Delivery Service, an anime movie that follows a 13-year-old girl who moves abroad for a year as part of the witch tradition.
Kiki (pictured) lives in an attic above a bakery and is believed to have been inspired by Ross's business.
The bakery shop used to look more like the wood-paneled movie, but that changed when a refrigerated cabinet was installed.
Ross has a population of 400 people and every summer 200 people who are fans of Kiki's Delivery Service visit the city.
The 1989 film was directed by one of the best anime animators: Hayao Miyazaki.
About 25 years ago, Tasmania bakery owners noticed the large number of Japanese anime tourists entering the store.
The tourists were thrilled and it was then that the history of the delivery service of Kiki and the Ross Village bakery began, which is more than 120 years old.
A sign on the door says: "Many believe that Hayao Miyazaki was inspired for the Kiki Delivery Service here.
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Carl Crosby, who owns the bakery, told the ABC Hack: "Some of them will come dressed in hair ties and black dresses and brooms.
Ross has a population of 400 people and every summer 200 people who are fans of Kiki's delivery service visit the city
"Many are very happy and smiling, there are screams."
People's reactions usually appear once they see the room that was supposed to be Kiki's.
The trip is a pilgrimage for some people, however, the fans of the anime movie are not the first to travel around the world to take a look at a certain place.
Dr. Craig Norris, professor of social sciences at the University of Tasmania, has written an article about the Ross Village Bakery phenomenon.
Dr. Norris has also written about the wider practice of people who travel to a prominent place in pop culture and said it can be a challenge to do well.
"If you make mistakes, if you charge too much or if they see you exploiting this space, then it is more than likely that the fanatics will rise up against him, reject the vote or complain about him as something morally problematic," he said.
The trip is a pilgrimage for some people, however, fans of the anime movie are not the first to travel around the world to take a look at a certain location.
Dr. Norris has also written about the wider practice of people who travel to a prominent place in pop culture and said that it can be a challenge to do things right because if you load too much the fans will rebel.