Tokyo Fashion City – A Guide to Tokyo’s Trendiest Fashion Districts by Philomena Keet, with photography by Yuri Manabe (Tuttle, 2016) is a fantastically detailed fashion bible, perfect for anyone with an interest in Japanese fashion, street fashion and Japanese culture. It is packed with colourful pictures of young fashionistas on the streets of Tokyo, reminding … Continue reading
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Japan 2015: Kawaii Monster Cafe
I don’t think I have ever been as giddy with excitement as I was when I stepped into the Kawaii Monster Cafe with my friend Adam on Saturday 5th December last year. I just couldn’t stop smiling and giggling. The Kawaii Monster Cafe was everything I hoped it would be! It’s a place like no … Continue reading
David Bowie (He loved Japan too)
I don’t have many words today, other than to say that I’m incredibly sad about the passing of the wonderful musician and actor David Bowie. You might be wondering what that has to do with Japan? Well, actually quite a lot. Bowie had a lot of connections with Japan and some of his fashion was … Continue reading
Crazy Party Night – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Live in London!
Last time queen of kawaii Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ) came to the UK I couldn’t go to her concert and I was gutted, so when I heard she was returning I knew I couldn’t miss it for the world! My friend and I went up to Camden for the night a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading
HYPER JAPAN Festival
10th – 12th July 2015 saw the HYPER JAPAN Festival, dubbed ‘the UK’s biggest J-culture event’ come to the O2 in London. Having previously been held at venues such as Olympia and Earls Court, the O2 was a new home for this ever-popular event. I went along on the Saturday and Sunday to get my … Continue reading
HYPER JAPAN Festival: One Month To Go!
Good news for Japan lovers in the UK – it’s only one month now until HYPER JAPAN Festival. This summer event will be taking place at the O2 in London from 10th – 12th July, and tickets are on sale now! The full timetable of what’s on hasn’t yet been announced, but judging by what … Continue reading
Japan 2014: Tokyo – Rain, Rabbits & Royalty
☆★☆ WARNING☆★☆ This is a long post full of lots of pictures that WILL make you wish you were in Tokyo! Sunday 8th June came and I had one final day left of my month-long trip to Japan. I was in Tokyo, and decided to spend the day in my favourite parts of the city: … Continue reading
HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014
Last weekend saw an explosion of J-culture in London at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014. Smaller than the event in the summer, but still just as fun, the Christmas Market’s main focus was on shopping. Olympia in London was packed with stalls on both levels, selling everything from adorable squishy things to kawaii fashion, delicious … Continue reading
One Week Until the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market!
This time next week I’ll be getting my geek on at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market! The event will take place at Olympia in London from Friday 14th November – Sunday 16th November. Here’s some more information about the event… HYPER JAPAN is back for the festive season to deliver another instalment of crazy, cute … Continue reading
Japan400 Plymouth: Sun, Sea & Saris
Last weekend I took myself off for a mini break in Plymouth. I’d never been to Plymouth before, and might not have considered it as a place worth visiting had it not been for Japan400 Plymouth which was taking place that weekend. As it turned out, Plymouth is a jolly nice place and I’m very … Continue reading