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Japan 2015: Tokushima

Japan 2015: Tokushima

And so my journey continued! On Monday 7th December, working now rather than holidaying, I took the bus from Kobe across Awaji Island (淡路島) to Tokushima (徳島). This was my first time to visit any part of Shikoku (四国), and I have to say I was pretty excited! The journey across Awaji Island was stunning! … Continue reading

Shishi-Odori at the Thames Festival

Shishi-Odori at the Thames Festival

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been quite busy lately and haven’t had time to blog about all the things I’ve been doing. However, this weekend I’m determined to catch up a bit. Let’s start with last weekend… Last Sunday, 9th September, it was a beautiful late summer’s day and I went along … Continue reading

Okinawa Day 2012

Okinawa Day 2012

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Okinawa Day 2012 in Spitalfields, London. The event celebrates the culture of Okinawa Prefecture; the southernmost prefecture of Japan. Okinawa Prefecture (沖縄県) consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands (琉球諸島 / Ryūkyū-shotō or 南西諸島 / Nansei-shotō) in a chain over 1,000 kilometres long, which extends southwest from Kyūshū (九州) (the southwesternmost of Japan’s … Continue reading

TeZukA

I’ve been putting off writing a review of TeZukA which I saw at Sadler’s Wells recently because I simply didn’t know what to say. It was like nothing I had ever seen before, and I’ve been struggling to find the words to describe it. Basically, TeZukA was a dance performance choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (link … Continue reading

Music and entertainment at Hyper Japan

Hyper Japan 2011 was held at Olympia Two in London from 22nd – 24th July, and I attended on all three days. There was so much to take in at the event – at times it was almost overwhelming. It was much bigger than I expected, and there were more people than I think anyone … Continue reading

Japanese Art Festival in London

On July 2nd I had the pleasure of attending the Japanese Art Festival held at Conway Hall in London. It was a two-day event, but I only attended on the Saturday. The day was packed with all sorts of entertainment, from traditional music to tea ceremony, cosplay to maid cafes. It was fab! 😀 The … Continue reading