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Weekly Shiritori #31

Weekly Shiritori #31

Last week’s post was about kingyo-sukui (きんぎょすくい / 金魚すくい), so this week I need to start with  い (i). A big thank you to japanaustralia for suggesting ika (イカ / squid), ikasumi pasta (イカスミ パスタ / squid ink pasta), Iga (伊賀 / the home of ninja in Mie prefecture), ikebana (生け花 / flower arrangement), and two of his favourite places in Japan – Ise Jingu (伊勢神宮) and … 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

Tokyo’s oasis of calm

I don’t know about you, but I love Meiji Jingu. To me, Meiji Jingu is like a cool, oasis of calm in the heart of Tokyo. Tokyo is a wonderful place but, like any major city, the hustle and bustle can get a bit much sometimes. Meiji Jingu is a good place to escape to … Continue reading