An interview with Haikugirl

Exactly a year ago my lovely cousin Emily came to interview me as part of a project she was doing, and for some reason it’s taken me this long to share the interview here (sorry Emily!).

Haikugirl’s Japan has been around for about 8 years now, so you probably already know everything you need to know about me. But just in case you want to know how this crazy love for Japan started, or what it was like for me living in Japan, here it all is in video form!

I’ve edited the video a little bit to remove some of the work chat – apologies for the cheesy editing skills which are all my doing. I don’t think I’m quite cut out for vlogging yet!

If there’s anything else you’re curious about, or if you have any questions for me about my interest in Japan or the time I’ve spent living, working and travelling in Japan, please do feel free to leave your comments and thoughts below! よろしくおねがいします! (*^_^)v

15 thoughts on “An interview with Haikugirl

  1. A lovely interview! 🙂
    May I ask, are you interested in karuta or at least the poems they use?

    And your blog has been around for 8 years already? Wow, time sure is flying.
    Congrats! 😀


    • Thanks! Yes, I am interested in karuta! I wish my Japanese was good enough to enjoy karuta properly, but I happen to have a gorgeous set which is one of my favourite possessions. I should write a post about karuta some day…

      Yes, 8 years goes by fast, doesn’t it? Scary that that also means I’ve been studying Japanese that long… (>_<)


      • I’d love to read about that! ^^

        Haha, it’s so scary. I learned my first few Japanese words when I was doing karate in elementary school and don’t even ask how many decades ago that was. (T___T)/~


        • I guess I learnt my first few words then too! I didn’t do karate, but a friend did, and I clearly remember her teaching me to count in the playground. We thought it was so funny that “one, two” was “itchy knee”. 😉


        • Haha, never thought about how funny it sounds in English!!! 😀
          In German it doesn’t really have a meaning apart from “hachi” which is the sound someone makes when sneezing. XD

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  2. I really enjoyed the video! It’s always interesting to hear about others’ experiences, so thank you for sharing ^^ Congratulations on 8 years! I really enjoy your blog. I wouldn’t mind seeing more videos from you, and as far as editing goes, practice makes perfect, right?


  3. Much familiar ground here with my experiences over five visits – so far. Yes, the people, the experience, the locales, the physical beauty, the generosity: wonderful.
    An elderly Englishman (midlands) commented to me about the frequency of which tourists will talk about the places and experiences of foreign travel but nowhere else attracts so much endearing comments about the people. Hard to disagree.


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