Posted on August 6, 2011

Kamikaze Girls

Recently, I got into a conversation with a nice bloke from Third Window Films. I explained that, when it came to Japanese movies, I really only knew Ghibli movies. I felt like it was time for something new, but I had no idea where to begin. He recommended Kamikaze Girls. (Amazon) That was probably the … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: H is for…

The obvious choice for H in my A-Z of Japan would of course be haiku (俳句). However, B was for Basho, so I’ve already covered that. Another popular choice would be Hello Kitty, but she gets so much coverage. I also considered hanami (花見 / cherry blossom viewing), but it’s something I’ve talked about a lot before. So, … Continue reading

Food and Drink at Hyper Japan

Japan is a food-tourist’s heaven, and Hyper Japan did a pretty good job of covering the basics. I would have liked to have seen more regional specialities, rather than the same sushi, takoyaki and noodles that are often available at events, though. The Eat-Japan Sushi Awards 2011: UK Sushi Roll Championships event at Hyper Japan was a real … Continue reading