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Weekly Shiritori #36

Weekly Shiritori #36

Last week’s post was about Rilakkuma (リラックマ), so this week I need to start with ま (ma). A big thank you to japanaustralia for continuously playing the game, and for this week suggesting manzai (漫才 / a type of stand-up comedy), Matsue (松江 / a former castle town in Chugoku), and Matsuyama (松山 / a city in Shikoku with a … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: O is for…

When thinking about what O should be for in my A-Z of Japan, I thought of origami (折り紙) (the art of paper folding), Osaka (大阪) (a fabulous, exciting city) and otaku (おたく) (Japanese geeks or fanboys, often collectors of anime, manga or computer games). But instead of those topics, I have decided to write about something which … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: K is for…

There are so many things that K could be for in my A-Z of Japan. Perhaps karate (空手), karaoke (カラオケ), kimono (着物) or kabuki (歌舞伎)? Kamakura (鎌倉市), Kyoto (京都), or Kanazawa (金沢市)? I was tempted to write about kawaii culture, but Emily over at My Kawaii Space does that better than I ever could (Do check out her Hello Kitty competition, by … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s guide to… Japanese Shrines

From time to time, I will be producing some guides to various aspects of Japanese culture. I’m no expert, and I’m not fluent in Japanese, so you might find some mistakes (please let me know if you do!). My posts will simply be a collection of what I have learnt while living in Japan and … Continue reading