Posted on July 1, 2012

Introducing… The ICN cafe

Introducing… The ICN cafe

As many of you will know, my favourite Japanese art gallery in London is the ICN gallery. As it happens, the ICN gallery also has a cafe, and it’s fast becoming one of my favourite places to eat (or just stop for tea) when I’m out and about in Shoreditch. The lovely people at the … Continue reading

Okinawa Day 2012

Okinawa Day 2012

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Okinawa Day 2012 in Spitalfields, London. The event celebrates the culture of Okinawa Prefecture; the southernmost prefecture of Japan. Okinawa Prefecture (沖縄県) consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands (琉球諸島 / Ryūkyū-shotō or 南西諸島 / Nansei-shotō) in a chain over 1,000 kilometres long, which extends southwest from Kyūshū (九州) (the southwesternmost of Japan’s … Continue reading

History and fiction…

History and fiction…

I’ve never been much of a history buff, but I like the idea of knowing about history. I think if I had been fortunate enough to have had inspiring history teachers at school, things would be different and I might have even studied history at GCSE and beyond. Japanese history intrigues me. I like the … Continue reading