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Japan by Prefecture: Kagawa (香川県)

Japan by Prefecture: Kagawa (香川県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Kagawa (香川県). Kagawa Prefecture is located on the island of Shikoku (四国), the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. The capital is Takamatsu (高松市). Thanks … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Tokushima (徳島県)

Japan by Prefecture: Tokushima (徳島県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Tokushima (徳島県). Tokushima Prefecture is located on the island of Shikoku (四国), the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. The capital is Tokushima (徳島市). Thanks … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 22

A to Wa of Japan: Week 22

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with と (to) and we looked at Tebasaki (手羽先). This week we are looking at things beginning with な (na). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: David @ Shikoku suggested Naoshima (直島 / a small island in the … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 21

A to Wa of Japan: Week 21

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with て (te) and we looked at Tebasaki (手羽先). This week we are looking at things beginning with と (to). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested Tokushima (徳島 / a city and prefecture in Shikoku), Tokyo (東京 / … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #34

Weekly Shiritori #34

Last week’s post was about Daruma (だるま / 達磨), so this week I need to start with  ま (ma). A big thank you to everyone who joined in and made suggestions this week. New reader, fromthomas77b, suggested mamushi (まむし / a kind of Japanese snake), nice ideas from lovelycomplex22 – manga (漫画 / Japanese comics) and matsuri (祭り / festivals),  japanaustralia suggested matcha (抹茶 / … Continue reading

Considering Kusama

Considering Kusama

You might remember that I recently went along to the Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Tate Modern and was left a bit non-plussed by it all.  Well, last night, Frances Morris, Head of Collections (International Art) at Tate and former Head of Displays at Tate Modern, spoke at the Japan Foundation about curating the Yayoi … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #3

Weekly Shiritori #3

Last week’s Weekly Shiritori post was about rikishi (りきし / 力士) so, this week, I need to start with  し (shi). A big thank you to everyone who left comments and made suggestions. I really liked Sarah’s suggestion of “shogi” /  しょうぎ(将棋), Japanese chess, but I don’t know anything about it and wouldn’t be able to write … Continue reading