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Music & Performance @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Music & Performance @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Hyper Japan outdid themselves this time, with unique performances and exciting acts appearing on the stage throughout the three-day event. Here are my personal highlights: NINJAMAN JAPAN NINJAMAN JAPAN (ニンジャマンジャパン) are a visual kei act from Japan, featuring… Although they’re billed as a four-piece band, they have a fifth member, Daishi, who was also on guitar. Daishi is … 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

Weekly Shiritori #51

Weekly Shiritori #51

Last week’s post was about kokeshi (こけし), so this week I need to start with し (shi). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week, although unfortunately there were no suggestions I could use this time (it’s getting hard now after 50 weeks!). ‘Shi’ has been popular this year and I’ve already … 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

Hello Kitty Liberty Art Fabrics

Hello Kitty Liberty Art Fabrics

Proving that girls are never too old for Hello Kitty, I received the most beautiful Hello Kitty dinner set from my Mum for my birthday (thanks Mum!). It’s from the Hello Kitty Liberty Art Fabrics series, which is a range I have had my eye on for a while now because the designs are just … Continue reading

My night with an Electric Samurai in London

My night with an Electric Samurai in London

It’s my birthday tomorrow, and last night I had my present – the chance to see legendary Japanese rock guitarist Tomoyasu Hotei (布袋 寅泰) in concert at the Roundhouse in Camden! I’ve been to quite a lot of concerts in my (gulp) 31 years, but I can honestly say last night’s was one of the best ever. … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #50

Weekly Shiritori #50

Last week’s post was about maiko (まいこ / 舞妓), so this week I need to start with こ (ko). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week and played the game – UK Seikatsu who suggested koi (鯉 / carp), kokeshi (こけし / traditional Japanese dolls), cosplay (コスプレ/ costume play), kotatsu (こたつ / a … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #49

Weekly Shiritori #49

Last week’s post was about Gunma (ぐんま / 群馬), so this week I need to start with ま (ma). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week and played the game – UK Seikatsu who suggested Mario Brothers (マリオブラザース), Mameshiba (豆しば – which I wrote about in Week 10), manga (漫画), maguro (マグロ / tuna), … Continue reading