Posted on February 3, 2012

Weekly Shiritori #5

Weekly Shiritori #5

Last week’s post was about kumihimo (くみひも / 組紐), so this week I need to start with も (mo). I got quite excited when I thought about this week’s topic as I realised I had another opportunity to write about Japanese spirits and monsters. I decided to write about… Mononoke (もののけ / 物の怪)  Many of you will … Continue reading

Book Review: Blossoms & Shadows by Lian Hearn

Book Review: Blossoms & Shadows by Lian Hearn

I recently read “Blossoms & Shadows” by Lian Hearn and reviewed it for the Japan Society of the UK. Click on the picture below to go to their site and read the review. Here’s an extract from “Blossoms & Shadows”, in which the narrator, Tsuru, talks about her interest in being a doctor: My father … Continue reading