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Kumo Lumo – a kawaii new iOS game!

Kumo Lumo – a kawaii new iOS game!

I’m not a huge gamer, but when I stumbled upon Kumo Lumo this evening I was curious because, of course, it has some kind of Japanese connection… ‘Kumo’ (雲) is Japanese for ‘cloud’ (also for ‘spider’, but spelt differently – クモ). Interestingly, the Japanese below ‘Kumo Lumo’ in the picture above says「クラウド光輝」(kurawudo (cloud) kouki), which … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #30

Weekly Shiritori #30

Last week’s post was about Tanuki (たぬき / 狸), so this week I need to start with き (ki). A big thank you to japanaustralia for always playing along and for this week suggesting kimono (着物), Kiso Valley (木曾谷 / Kiso-dani), and Kimutaku (a member of the band SMAP). However, as it’s summertime, I decided to write about… Kingyo-sukui (きんぎょすくい / 金魚すくい) (Image … Continue reading

Japan Jigsaw Tour for iPad

Japan Jigsaw Tour for iPad

Although I don’t usually play games that much, I’ve developed a new obsession with Japan Jigsaw Tour for the iPad. I didn’t intend to play games on my iPad at all – it’s for serious things like writing and blogging – but when I searched the App Store for “Japan” and came across this cute … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #1

Weekly Shiritori #1

Shiritori? What’s that then? Shiritori (しりとり) is a fun Japanese word game which I learnt while waiting for a train one day in Japan. You can play the game with two or more players, and it’s a great way to practice your Japanese vocabulary. The game is played like this: The first player says a Japanese … Continue reading