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Sagittarius Rilakkuma!

Sagittarius Rilakkuma!

Back in January I wrote about the Rilakkuma 10th Anniversary zodiac plushies that had been released, and I never expected to get one – but I did! My lovely friend in Japan sent me one as a surprise, and it’s so cute! This is Sagittarius Rilakkuma (いて座のリラックマ)… He has a little bow and arrow… And the … 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

Weekly Shiritori #35

Weekly Shiritori #35

Last week’s post was about Matsuri (まつり / 祭り), so this week I need to start with り (ri). A big thank you to japanaustralia for making a suggestion this week (even though it’s a tough one) – he suggested (リス / squirrel) and リトルワールド (Little World) a theme park in Aichi, which I visited … Continue reading

Japan: Kingdom of Characters

Japan: Kingdom of Characters

This weekend I took a trip up to Norwich to visit a friend, and we went to see the exhibition Japan: Kingdom of Characters at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Japan: Kingdom of Characters is on until 24th June and it’s free to enter. It’s quite a small exhibition, and you can’t take photos in … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #10

Weekly Shiritori #10

Last week’s post was about Yakushima (やくしま / 屋久島), so this week I need to start with ま (ma). I decided to write about… Mameshiba (まめしば / 豆しば)  So, what exactly is Mameshiba? According to the official English website for Mameshiba: They’re not quite a bean nor a dog but rather a hybrid of both. They love to … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: R is for…

I’ve been so busy this week that I almost forgot it was A-Z of Japan time! This week is R, and it wasn’t difficult to decide what to write about. I did consider ramen (ラーメン), but I can’t eat it because it isn’t usually veggie. Another option could have been rakugo (落語) – a traditional Japanese … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: Q is for…

It’s A-Z of Japan time again, and this week it’s Q, which is a bit of a tough one. I’ve been racking my brains all week to think of a good topic. I considered being a bit sneaking and writing about Fuji-Q High Land, but that’s not really a Q. I also thought about topics … Continue reading