As Westworld season 2 production – thankfully – resumes in California, we have some exclusive pictures to share courtesy of Westworld Watchers reader Jeanne! You may remember that Jeanne provided several photos of Westworld‘s Melody Ranch set back in October, one of which showed a Japanese structure. Now we have a closer look at this building; check it out below the cut!
As you can see, there is now a sign with Japanese writing attached to the building. Jeanne was kind enough to do some research, and it appears to show the first three characters in a four character Japanese saying, which translates to “Wake from death and return to life.” This phrase is usually understood to mean “To turn a bad or desperate situation into a success” – although in the case of the park’s hosts, the literal translation certainly applies!
Season two filming should be wrapping up this month, when the crew moves on to the Ridgecrest area. Considering how little information has leaked out from the set in the past six months, showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy must be running a tight ship. Hopefully we will have a few more tidbits to share before it’s over!
Do you have any theories about the Japanese structure or the meaning of the sign? Speculate away in the comments!