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4 Weeks in Japan

4 Weeks in Japan

I have just spent the most incredible 4 weeks in Japan. As I’ve been travelling I’ve tried to feed you little snippets of what I’ve bee doing via this blog, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but I have in no way covered it all. As time goes on I will be posting about certain aspects of my … Continue reading

Postcard from Japan: Kokeshi

Postcard from Japan: Kokeshi

こけしのこころは見る人の心をうつすこころです “Kokeshi no kokoro wa miru hito no kokoro o utsusu kokoro desu” “The kokeshi’s heart is the heart that reflects the mind of the beholder” (or something like that!)

Meet Chihiro!

Meet Chihiro!

Introducing… Chihiro! Chihiro is the latest addition to my Japanese doll family. Rather than being a traditional kokeshi (こけし) doll, Chihiro is a modern Momiji doll, and she’s a bit of a Hello Kitty fan if this fabulous Sanrio collaboration is anything to go by! I also got a Chihiro keyring and a Stella badge. … Continue reading

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan! メリークリスマス!よいお年を!Wishing you all a happy, kawaii/kakkoii Christmas! Thank you all for your likes and comments throughout the year. I still have lots of posts to share before the year is out, so do keep reading. ゚☆,。・:*:・゚★o (*^_^)v ゚☆,。・:*:・゚★o

To Tohoku!

To Tohoku!

As many of you will know, since returning to the UK in 2011 I’ve been itching to get back to Japan. In particular, I’ve been keen to explore the Tohoku region (東北地方) which, to date, I’m afraid to say I haven’t visited. As you can see from the photo of my pinboard below, I’ve explored a … Continue reading

A grand adventure…

A grand adventure…

It’s about 10.30pm and I’ve just heard about this amazing competition to win £1,000 to spend on an adventure. The deadline is midnight tonight, so here goes… We want bloggers around the globe to tell us where they would go, what they would do and how they would make their £1000 last as long as … Continue reading

Shopping @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Shopping @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

In my final post about Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas I thought I’d focus on the true spirit of Christmas – shopping! 😉 Hyper Japan was the place to pick up kawaii (cute) and otaku (geeky) Christmas presents this year, and I could have spent a fortune just on presents for myself! Other than the food … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #50

Weekly Shiritori #50

Last week’s post was about maiko (まいこ / 舞妓), so this week I need to start with こ (ko). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week and played the game – UK Seikatsu who suggested koi (鯉 / carp), kokeshi (こけし / traditional Japanese dolls), cosplay (コスプレ/ costume play), kotatsu (こたつ / a … Continue reading