Posted on May 22, 2011

Reviewing & Retaking

I’ve been studying Japanese since September 2006 – that’s almost five years! You would think that I would be quite fluent by now, wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be wrong. But I only have myself to blame. (>_<) For the first almost year and a half I studied in an evening class, once a week, after … Continue reading

Manga & Sumo… in Gosport

Yesterday was an interesting day. My mum spotted a manga exhibition advertised in nearby Gosport and we decided to go and check it out. I’m not a huge manga fan, but I do appreciate good art. Still, it wasn’t the manga that sold me on going to the exhibition… it was the promise of sumo! … Continue reading

Hase-dera

Moving on from The Great Buddha of Kamakura, I walked to Hase-dera, which is nearby. Hase-dera is a temple which I heard was famous for its Jizo statues, and a “massive wooden statue of Kannon“. I could never have imagined what I found there… Hase-dera was so much bigger than I expected and had so … Continue reading