Posted in December 2012

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2012 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2012 in Review

What a year it’s been for Haikugirl’s Japan! First and foremost I would like to thank you all, dear readers, for reading, ‘liking’, sharing and commenting on my posts all year. Thank you to those who have been with me a long time, and to those who have joined more recently. Haikugirl’s Japan has now … Continue reading

SOCIALive vol.2 End of Year Party

SOCIALive vol.2 End of Year Party

GAKUNOWA (楽ノ輪) is a London-based music community which aims to expand and develop the Japanese music social network by linking musicians and holding gigs. Last night I went along to their End of the Year Party at the Old Queen’s Head in Islington and, although I didn’t stay for the whole night, I had a great time! … Continue reading

A Very Kawaii Christmas

A Very Kawaii Christmas

I was really lucky this Christmas and birthday and I received lots of great kawaii (cute) stuff. I’ve already told you about the gorgeous Hello Kitty Liberty Art Fabrics dinner set which I received for my birthday, but here are some of the other things I received… Christmas looked promising from the start: I got some … Continue reading

A year of Weekly Shiritori!

A year of Weekly Shiritori!

2012 has almost come to an end and I’d like to thank you all for reading and commenting on Haikugirl’s Japan all year. Without your support and input it would be harder to keep writing every week. This year we have been playing a weekly game of shiritori – a Japanese word game. The first … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #52

Weekly Shiritori #52

Welcome to the last post in the series of Weekly Shiritori! Last week’s post was about Shimane (しまね / 島根), so this week I need to start with  ね (ne). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week (and all year!) – UK Seikatsu who suggested Nebuta-matsuri (ねぶた祭り), neon (ネオン), which is not an original Japanese … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan!

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan!

Wishing you all, dear readers, a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for reading, ‘liking’ and commenting all year – your input really does make it all much more fun! If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do (see the button up there!), or perhaps you’d like to ‘like’ Haikugirl’s Japan on Facebook or follow me on … Continue reading

Origami inspired homemade Christmas cards

Origami inspired homemade Christmas cards

I decided to have a go at making some Christmas cards this year, using some Christmas origami paper and origami folding techniques. What do you think? I might start a bit earlier next year and try to make a few more if they’re popular! 😀

Shopping @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

Shopping @ Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas

In my final post about Hyper Japan 2012 Christmas I thought I’d focus on the true spirit of Christmas – shopping! 😉 Hyper Japan was the place to pick up kawaii (cute) and otaku (geeky) Christmas presents this year, and I could have spent a fortune just on presents for myself! Other than the food … Continue reading

A prize from Pixie Late & sushi noms!

A prize from Pixie Late & sushi noms!

Back in October the gorgeous Pixie Late ran a giveaway on Facebook and I was lucky enough to win one of the prizes! There were three prizes up for grabs: 1. A big Usakumya ‘Bunny Bear’ bag by BABY, the stars shine bright (from HYPER JAPAN) 2. A pack of Japanese goodies: Sakura x Matcha Kit Kat, Hello Kitty … Continue reading