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Gifts from Kyushu

Gifts from Kyushu

Recently I attended an event in London about Kyushu (九州), Japan’s third largest island. It was a great opportunity to learn more about a part of Japan I haven’t yet visited, and I found it very inspiring. Kyushu has so much to offer – from delicious food to traditional towns, hot springs to nature. It … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 29

A to Wa of Japan: Week 29

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with ひ (hi) and we looked at hitsumabushi (櫃まぶし).This week we are looking at things beginning with ふ (fu). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Fuji-san (富士山 / Mount Fuji), fugu (フグ / blowfish), furin (風鈴 … Continue reading

Funmatsucha from Chiki Tea

Funmatsucha from Chiki Tea

At the beginning of April I was lying in bed one night browsing Facebook, when I spotted an announcement from Chiki Tea asking for tea tasters. Moments later I had managed to sign myself up to taste some funmatsucha (粉末茶). Not to be confused with matcha (抹茶), funmatsucha is actually micro-ground sencha (煎茶) (that’s ‘ordinary’ green … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #19

Weekly Shiritori #19

Last week’s post was about Randoseru (ランドセル), so this week I need to start with る (ru). I’ve discovered that it’s almost impossible to find a legitimate Japanese word beginning with “ru”, so I’ve really struggled to come up with something this week. In the end, I managed to think of something, though… Ruuchuu (ルーチュー) I’m almost … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #9

Weekly Shiritori #9

Last week’s post was about Shibuya (しぶや / 渋谷), so this week I need to start with や (ya). I had a couple of suggestions for topics this week, so a big thank goes to IMissJapan, who suggested “yakisoba”, and Brian, who suggested “yakusoku”. Both were great ideas, but I confess I had my heart set … Continue reading