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When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー)

When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー)

Yesterday I went to see the latest Studio Ghibli film, When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー) (2014), directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林 宏昌). Yonebayashi also directed the Studio Ghibli film Arrietty (借りぐらしのアリエッティ) (one of my favourites), and both films are based on British books. When Marnie Was There is based on the children’s book of the … Continue reading

A Very Kawaii Christmas

A Very Kawaii Christmas

I was really lucky this Christmas and birthday and I received lots of great kawaii (cute) stuff. I’ve already told you about the gorgeous Hello Kitty Liberty Art Fabrics dinner set which I received for my birthday, but here are some of the other things I received… Christmas looked promising from the start: I got some … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #29

Weekly Shiritori #29

Last week’s post was about Rikuzentakata (りくぜんたかた / 陸前高田), so this week I need to start with た (ta). A big thank you to japanaustralia for suggesting Takayama (高山), Takamatsu (高松), Takahashi (高梁), tanuki (狸 / an animal), and taue (田植 / planting rice). In the end, I decided to write about… Tanuki (たぬき / 狸) Tanuki are something you will, without a doubt, notice if you … 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