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A to Wa of Japan: Week 14

A to Wa of Japan: Week 14

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with し (shi) and we looked at Shimokitazawa (下北沢). This week we are looking at things beginning with す (su). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested sushi (寿司), Sugamo (巣鴨 / ‘Harajuku for old ladies’, … Continue reading

Kawaii Hello Kitty stuff…

Kawaii Hello Kitty stuff…

Miss Kitty White sure is a popular girl here in the UK, and recently I’ve been spotting her everywhere! Here are a few places I’ve caught Kitty-chan recently… She was in the window of the Build-A-Bear Workshop in Covent Garden, and I have to confess I was tempted to build a Kitty! Aren’t they cute? … Continue reading

Happy Hello Kitty Easter!

Happy Hello Kitty Easter!

Hello Kitty is still really popular here in the UK, and she seems to be a regular feature in the supermarkets now. I spotted a few different Kitty-chan Easter eggs this year… There may well be more varieties available – I didn’t really go looking for these ones, I just happened to see them. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Sayonara London…

Sayonara London…

They say if you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life, but I beg to differ. When I came back from Japan almost two years ago (April 2011), I looked for jobs in London almost by default. I did consider other cities, but it seemed highly unlikely I would find anything suitable outside of the … Continue reading

Ramen at Yo! Sushi

Ramen at Yo! Sushi

London has been hit by ramen-fever recently, with new restaurants popping up faster than you can say ‘noodles’. Everyone has been going crazy about Shoryu Ramen, Bone Daddies, Ittenbari and Mitsukoshi’s new ramen bar, among others. Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to sample the dishes at any of these restaurants though, as they all contain … Continue reading

A washi paper gift…

A washi paper gift…

I had a little surprise in the post the other day – a long-awaited prize which, to be honest I had given up on. You might remember that back in June I won a Brighton Japan Festival photo contest – well, due to some kind of mix-up, I never actually received my prize. Anyway, I … Continue reading

Next Hyper Japan announced!

Next Hyper Japan announced!

The next Hyper Japan has been announced, so get it in your diaries now! 26th -28th July, 2013 at Earls Court Two in London. Keep an eye on the Hyper Japan website for more information about tickets and performances. Hyper Japan is the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, Japanese cuisine, and Japanese cool.

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

Happy Hello Kitty Halloween!

Happy Hello Kitty Halloween!

(Image source) Not only is today Halloween, tomorrow is Hello Kitty’s birthday! Yes, Miss Kitty White was born on 1st November 1974, making her 38 years old tomorrow! So, to celebrate, here’s a picture of my favourite ever Hello Kitty Halloween item I bought in Japan: Isn’t that the cutest? Halloween is celebrated in Japan … Continue reading