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A whole lotta kawaii…

A whole lotta kawaii…

I am a very lucky girl, and my friends are wonderful people! My best friend in Japan is especially wonderful, and knows me so well. This week I was literally squealing with delight (sorry neighbours!) at the birthday/Christmas box that arrived from Japan. Brace yourselves – this is a whole lotta kawaii… ありがとう to my … Continue reading

My Golden Week in Bristol

My Golden Week in Bristol

It’s one of the best times of year in Japan at the moment: Golden Week. Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) is a collection of holidays that happen to fall very close together, causing one of the three main holiday periods in Japan (the other two being Obon (お盆) in August and Oshogatsu (お正月), which is New Year). … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #52

Weekly Shiritori #52

Welcome to the last post in the series of Weekly Shiritori! Last week’s post was about Shimane (しまね / 島根), so this week I need to start with  ね (ne). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week (and all year!) – UK Seikatsu who suggested Nebuta-matsuri (ねぶた祭り), neon (ネオン), which is not an original Japanese … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #44

Weekly Shiritori #44

Last week’s post was about shakuhachi (しゃくはち / 尺八), so this week I need to start with ち (chi). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week – JapanAustralia with Chichibu Tama Kai National Park (秩父多摩甲斐国立公園) which I’m afraid I can’t choose because it ends with ん and Chiri-hama (千里浜), a beach in Hakui famous as Japan’s … Continue reading

Happy Hello Kitty Halloween!

Happy Hello Kitty Halloween!

(Image source) Not only is today Halloween, tomorrow is Hello Kitty’s birthday! Yes, Miss Kitty White was born on 1st November 1974, making her 38 years old tomorrow! So, to celebrate, here’s a picture of my favourite ever Hello Kitty Halloween item I bought in Japan: Isn’t that the cutest? Halloween is celebrated in Japan … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Visit Japan in May

5 Reasons to Visit Japan in May

The J-Festa theme this month is “Japan in May“, so I thought I’d share my top 5 reasons to visit Japan in May. I know May is nearly over, but this way you can plan your trip for next year! March to May is generally considered to be spring in Japan, with summer (starting with … Continue reading