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Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan!

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan!

Wishing you all, dear readers, a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for reading, ‘liking’ and commenting all year – your input really does make it all much more fun! If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do (see the button up there!), or perhaps you’d like to ‘like’ Haikugirl’s Japan on Facebook or follow me on … Continue reading

Origami inspired homemade Christmas cards

Origami inspired homemade Christmas cards

I decided to have a go at making some Christmas cards this year, using some Christmas origami paper and origami folding techniques. What do you think? I might start a bit earlier next year and try to make a few more if they’re popular! 😀

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

Thinking of Tohoku this Christmas

Thinking of Tohoku this Christmas

The following text comes from a newsletter I received from TERP London (the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Project). I wouldn’t usually just copy text from somewhere, but this is important information about ways in which we can still help people living in the Tohoku region of Japan who might be having a less merry Christmas than … Continue reading

Food & Drink @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Food & Drink @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas was almost a month ago, but I’ve finally got around to sorting out all my photos and videos from the three-day event, and now I can share them with you. It was a fun, busy weekend, and I was able to get a different perspective of the event than usual because I worked for Hyper … Continue reading

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas – coming soon!

Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas – coming soon!

Yes, it’s November already, Christmas decorations are starting to appear, and I even heard Christmas music being played in a shop today. I can’t believe how fast this year is going, but there is one good thing about that – it’s almost time for Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas! Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas is being held … Continue reading

Announcing Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas!

Announcing Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas!

Exciting news for UK-based Japan fans… Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas has just been announced! Hyper Japan, in case you didn’t know, is the UK’s biggest J-culture event. You can read my previous blog posts about Hyper Japan here. Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas will be held on 23-25 November 2012 at Earls Court, London. Perfect timing to … Continue reading

Hello Kitty Christmas Crackers

Hello Kitty Christmas Crackers

Christmas Day had a little burst of Japanese fun this year – Hello Kitty Christmas Crackers! I was really excited to see that my mum had found Kitty-chan crackers in Tesco. Hello Kitty seems to be really popular in the UK at the moment, which is good news for me. The crackers contained some pretty … Continue reading

Let’s Merry Xmas!

Let’s Merry Xmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  メリークリスマス! Thank you for reading all year and sticking with me even though I left Japan. Please keep reading in the New Year, as I will strive to keep up my promise of weekly posts about Japan, Japanese culture, and Japanese-related happenings in the UK. If you’ve never experienced Christmas in Japan, … Continue reading

Christmas Cards in Japan

Christmas Cards in Japan

It’s J-Festa time again, and this month’s theme is Christmas in Japan. Christmas in Japan is a curious thing. December 25th is not a holiday in Japan, and most of the action takes place on December 24th, which is a big date night. By the end of December 25th, most traces of Christmas have completely gone … Continue reading