Posted on February 11, 2012

A taste of Valentine’s Day in Japan

A taste of Valentine’s Day in Japan

Have you ever wondered what Valentine’s Day is like in Japan, and how different it is to the UK? Well, at first glance it doesn’t seem that different. It’s basically an excuse to buy chocolate, and lots of it! The shops fill up with more cute candy than you can shake a chopstick at, although … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #6

Weekly Shiritori #6

Last week’s post was about mononoke (もののけ / 物の怪), so this week I need to start with け (ke). I decided to write about… Kendo (けんどう / 剣道)  Kendo is a Japanese martial art. If you can read the kanji, it is easy to understand what kind of martial art kendo is. The first character, 剣, means … Continue reading