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Autumn in Kyoto Garden

Autumn in Kyoto Garden

Last weekend in amongst all the craziness of HYPER JAPAN I decided to take a few moments of peace for myself and visit Kyoto Garden in Holland Park. Despite having lived in London for a number of years, I had never made it to Holland Park, so this was my first time to visit the … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014

Last weekend saw an explosion of J-culture in London at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014. Smaller than the event in the summer, but still just as fun, the Christmas Market’s main focus was on shopping. Olympia in London was packed with stalls on both levels, selling everything from adorable squishy things to kawaii fashion, delicious … Continue reading

One Week Until the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market!

One Week Until the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market!

This time next week I’ll be getting my geek on at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market! The event will take place at Olympia in London from Friday 14th November – Sunday 16th November. Here’s some more information about the event… HYPER JAPAN is back for the festive season to deliver another instalment of crazy, cute … Continue reading

Book Review: The Roads to Sata by Alan Booth

Book Review: The Roads to Sata by Alan Booth

Having recently devoured Lesley Downer’s On the Narrrow Road to the Deep North someone, and I’m afraid I can’t remember who (but I owe them thanks!) recommended I read The Roads to Sata by Alan Booth. Published in 1985, The Roads to Sata is the story of Alan Booth’s epic 2000 mile walk through Japan, from Cape … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Monthly Recipe: Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

EDIT: This recipe was a runner up in the Kikkoman Blogger Recipe Challenge! As promised, here is my second creation for the ‘Kikkoman Best Blogger Recipe Competition’. As with my Spicy Soy Sauce Fish Pie, I decided to take a British classic and give it a Kikkoman twist. With this dish, I also wanted to do … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Spicy Soy Sauce Fish Pie

Monthly Recipe: Spicy Soy Sauce Fish Pie

Kikkoman, the soy sauce makers, are currently running a ‘Kikkoman Best Blogger Recipe Competition’ and I thought it would be a bit of fun to enter. In fact, I got so carried away that I have decided to create two entries, and this is the first. The remit is to create a non-oriental ‘one pot’ or … Continue reading

Japan400 Plymouth: Sun, Sea & Saris

Japan400 Plymouth: Sun, Sea & Saris

Last weekend I took myself off for a mini break in Plymouth. I’d never been to Plymouth before, and might not have considered it as a place worth visiting had it not been for Japan400 Plymouth which was taking place that weekend. As it turned out, Plymouth is a jolly nice place and I’m very … Continue reading