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Introducing… The ICN cafe

Introducing… The ICN cafe

As many of you will know, my favourite Japanese art gallery in London is the ICN gallery. As it happens, the ICN gallery also has a cafe, and it’s fast becoming one of my favourite places to eat (or just stop for tea) when I’m out and about in Shoreditch. The lovely people at the … Continue reading

Reasons to visit Japan #1

Reasons to visit Japan #1

It’s no secret that I would happily book a holiday to Japan today if I had the money, and I’m always on the look out for more reasons to add to my list of “why it’s ok to consider getting into debt to visit the country I love”. So, throughout the year I will sometimes … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: W is for…

It’s A-Z of Japan time again, and this week I’ve been wondering what W should stand for. I thought about all of the wonderful World Heritage Sites in Japan, but I’ve only visited a handful of them. I also thought about the concept of wabi-sabi (侘寂), but it’s not something I know much about. Then I … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Cha no Ma

I really am lucky to be working near Baker Street! One of the many reasons is that I’m within walking distance of a lovely little Japanese cafe called Cha no Ma. (Photo from the Cha no Ma website) You could easily walk past Cha no Ma without noticing it. The cafe sits humbly on busy … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: G is for…

When contemplating the next post in my A-Z of Japan series, I thought I might write about geisha (芸者), ganguro (顔黒) or gashapon (ガシャポン). However, there was another topic that was in my mind, a topic I haven’t been able to forget about since leaving Japan. So… G is for… Green Tea Frappuccino! Known as “Matcha … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: A is for…

Today I’m starting a new series called “A-Z of Japan”, where I will choose one Japan-related topic to represent each letter of the alphabet every week. If possible, I’m going to choose less obvious topics. For example, today I will be looking at A. I could write about anime (アニメ), Akiba (アキバ), AKB48, Asakusa (浅草), … Continue reading

Rilakkuma & Pancakes!

Still continuing with my adventures in the Tokyo area, it was April 20th and I had had quite a geeky day. I had visited the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka and an area which is known for GeGeGe no Kitaro nearby, but I wasn’t done yet. Earlier in the week, I had attempted to visit the … Continue reading

A trip to Tesco…

I had to stay in a lot this week because I was waiting for a delivery. By the time it finally arrived I had serious cabin fever and had to get out! As well as cabin fever, I had a bit of “homesickness” for Japan. It wasn’t just Japan that I was missing, but also … Continue reading