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Japan 2015: Hiroshima

Japan 2015: Hiroshima

Moving on from Matsuyama and back to the mainland, on Sunday 13th December I took the ferry to Hiroshima (広島), one of my favourite cities in Japan. I don’t know what it is about Hiroshima, and I’ve only been there a few times before, but I absolutely love it. It’s a well-designed city, and I like … Continue reading

Japan 2015: At Last – Samurai!

Japan 2015: At Last – Samurai!

I’ve travelled a fair bit in Japan and have researched about a lot of places I’ve yet to go, but one thing that always stumps me when asked is ‘where to go for samurai’. I mean, aside from just going to some castles, what is there to see? As much as I love samurai movies … Continue reading

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

One of my birthday presents from my mum was the DVD of The Wolverine featuring the wonderful Huge (oopsie!) Hugh Jackman. Although I enjoyed the first X-Men movie (and did have a bit of a fantasy about joining being one of the X-Men in my youth…), I haven’t really followed the films since that first … Continue reading

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

5 Reasons to Visit Japan

***UPDATE: The September 2011 Blog Matsuri can now be viewed here: Reasons to Visit Japan.*** It’s Blog Matsuri time again, and this month the theme, hosted by A Modern Girl, is “Reasons to Visit Japan“. I don’t need to be asked twice to promote tourism in Japan, so without further ado, I give you: 5 … Continue reading

Discovering Japan… at the British Museum

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to visit the British Museum. The British Museum runs a whole bunch of free tours and talks run by volunteers, but I had no idea until my Twitter friend, @ypldn, asked me to join the Japan tour that he was running. The Japan rooms in the British Museum (rooms 92-94) … Continue reading