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Shopping @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Shopping @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

In my final post about Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas I thought I’d focus on the true spirit of Christmas – shopping! 😉 Hyper Japan was the place to pick up kawaii (cute) and otaku (geeky) Christmas presents this year, and I could have spent a fortune just on presents for myself! Other than the food … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #35

Weekly Shiritori #35

Last week’s post was about Matsuri (まつり / 祭り), so this week I need to start with り (ri). A big thank you to japanaustralia for making a suggestion this week (even though it’s a tough one) – he suggested (リス / squirrel) and リトルワールド (Little World) a theme park in Aichi, which I visited … Continue reading

Japan: Kingdom of Characters

Japan: Kingdom of Characters

This weekend I took a trip up to Norwich to visit a friend, and we went to see the exhibition Japan: Kingdom of Characters at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Japan: Kingdom of Characters is on until 24th June and it’s free to enter. It’s quite a small exhibition, and you can’t take photos in … Continue reading

Japan in NYC

Japan in NYC

Just before Christmas I went on a little holiday to New York and while I was there I made sure to keep my eyes open for Japanese-related stuff. I wasn’t disappointed! On my first night I visited Starbucks and was delighted to discover that the rumours I had heard were true – Matcha (Green Tea) … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: R is for…

I’ve been so busy this week that I almost forgot it was A-Z of Japan time! This week is R, and it wasn’t difficult to decide what to write about. I did consider ramen (ラーメン), but I can’t eat it because it isn’t usually veggie. Another option could have been rakugo (落語) – a traditional Japanese … 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

Rilakkuma & Pancakes!

Still continuing with my adventures in the Tokyo area, it was April 20th and I had had quite a geeky day. I had visited the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka and an area which is known for GeGeGe no Kitaro nearby, but I wasn’t done yet. Earlier in the week, I had attempted to visit the … Continue reading

First day of freedom…

I’ve been back in England since Friday and I can’t tell you how much I miss Japan. However, I was lucky enough to have a week of fabulous adventures in and around Tokyo before I left, and now it’s time for me to start sharing those adventures with you. I’ll start at the very beginning … Continue reading

Daily snapshots (7/9): Really geeky day!

Today couldn’t have been geekier. 8) I started at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka: Then walked to Jindaiji, which is famous for GeGeGe no Kitarō (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎): After that I took the bus back to Kichijoji where I finally found a Rilakkuma Store: Finally, I was directed to Pancake Days by the lovely Rilakkuma Store staff: … Continue reading

My Japanese Advent Calendar – December 6th

Today’s image of Christmas in Japan is… Rilakkuma! I found this at my local 7/11 convenience store, which is strange because usually Rilakkuma is affiliated with Lawson’s. The stocking contains a bag of popcorn and a bag of corn snacks. I have to admit, finding a Christmas image in Japan for every day of December … Continue reading