Japan by Prefecture: Ishikawa (石川県)

Japan by Prefecture: Ishikawa (石川県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Ishikawa (石川県). Ishikawa Prefecture is part of the Chubu Region (中部地方), and is also part of what is known as the Hokuriku Region (北陸地方). I … Continue reading

Yamato Taiko Drummers in Bristol

Yamato Taiko Drummers in Bristol

A couple of weeks ago I went to see Yamato, a taiko (太鼓) troupe from Japan, perform at the Hippodrome in Bristol. I’ve seen lots of taiko performances before, and I think I’ve seen Yamato perform once before in London, but I’m always excited to see another taiko performance. The show was great! They are … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Toyama (富山県)

Japan by Prefecture: Toyama (富山県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Toyama (富山県). Toyama Prefecture is part of the Chubu Region (中部地方), and is also part of what is known as the Hokuriku Region (北陸地方). Because … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Niigata (新潟県)

Japan by Prefecture: Niigata (新潟県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Niigata (新潟県). Niigata Prefecture is on the coast of the Sea of Japan (日本海) and is part of the Chubu Region (中部地方). The capital … Continue reading

An interview with Haikugirl

An interview with Haikugirl

Exactly a year ago my lovely cousin Emily came to interview me as part of a project she was doing, and for some reason it’s taken me this long to share the interview here (sorry Emily!). Haikugirl’s Japan has been around for about 8 years now, so you probably already know everything you need to … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Kanagawa (神奈川県)

Japan by Prefecture: Kanagawa (神奈川県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Kanagawa (神奈川県). Kanagawa Prefecture is part of the southern Kanto region (関東地方), and part of the Greater Tokyo Area. One of the most famous … Continue reading