E-Book Review: TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels)

E-Book Review: TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels)

TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels), an e-book published by Airy Rhyme, Inc., is one of a series of e-books about traditional Japanese culture. The series aims to introduce traditional items and skills deeply rooted in Japan, and so far consists of three titles: TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels) , SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce) and WASHI (Japanese Paper). This series … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – starts tomorrow!

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – starts tomorrow!

I had high hopes of being able to get a few more blogs written this week and to share more of my Japan trip with you, but unfortunately time has somewhat flown. I also have some cool books and other new products to share with you soon, and even a giveaway coming up, so please … Continue reading

Word of the Week: 懐かしい

Word of the Week: 懐かしい

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last week we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘to’ (と), and focussed on the word とんでもない (tondemonai), which means ‘unthinkable’, ‘absolutely not’, or ‘don’t mention it’. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘na’ (な). A big thank you to everyone who joined … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – Two weeks to go!

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – Two weeks to go!

It’s nearly time for HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment and technology! The event will be held over three days, from 25th – 27th July, in Earls Court, London. As always, there will be a fantastic mixture of Japanese food, pop-culture, traditional Japanese culture, music, games, anime, cosplay… and so much … Continue reading

Japan 2014: Fish Tales

Japan 2014: Fish Tales

Can you believe I’ve been back from Japan for a month already? Apologies for being so slow at getting my photos uploaded and sharing my adventures with you all. However, now the JLPT is over (for the time being…) I can turn my attention back to blogging. Today I thought I’d share a fishy adventure… … Continue reading

Word of the Week: とんでもない

Word of the Week: とんでもない

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last week we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘te’ (て), and focussed on the word 手作り (てづくり) (tezukuri), which means ‘handmade’. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘to’ (と). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with their suggestions: Japan … Continue reading