I honestly don’t know what this is called: a river or a moat. Because it surrounds the Hogwarts Castle, but it looks like a river to me. If you’re not familiar with this view, it’s taken from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in Universal Studios Japan. This is what you see when you queue for the wand show at Ollivander’s Wand Shop.
As we entered the shop, I was hoping to get picked by Ollivander to reenact the iconic scene when Harry Potter got his first wand. Or when the wand chose Harry Potter? Anyway. It was epic (minus the sadness that I wasn’t chosen). After the show, we were redirected to a room full of wands in boxes. I frolicked around the vicinity and inspected the wands, wand by wand, until I stopped at Draco Malfoy’s hawthorn-made wand with a unicorn core. If you google it, you’ll see that it’s the most simple wand in the catalog. Minimalist, if I may describe it in a word. That’s one of the reasons why I bought it without hesitation. And oh, that’s beside the point that it was used to disarm Dumbledore from his famed elder wand, and later on used by Harry Potter.
“You don’t choose the wand. It chooses you.” What’s yours?
Wand (regardless of the type) – ¥3,800
Ollivander’s Wand Shop, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, USJ