Posted on February 24, 2013

Japan in London, March and April

Japan in London, March and April

As always, there’s a lot of Japan-related stuff going on in London at the moment, especially with the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami coming up on March 11th. Here’s a quick list of a few things that I’m particularly interested in. This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive guide though! If … Continue reading

Kekkon: Japanese Wedding Costumes

Kekkon: Japanese Wedding Costumes

I went to a fascinating talk at Asia House the other night called Kekkon: Japanese Wedding Costumes (‘kekkon’ (結婚) means ‘marriage’). The event was part of a series of events exploring the themes of love and marriage in an Asian context through theatre, literature, discussion, dance and music. The main speaker at the event was Suzanne Perrin, Cultural … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 8

A to Wa of Japan: Week 8

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with か (ka) and we looked at Kamikochi (上高地). This week we are looking at things beginning with き (ki). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: AK suggested kimono (着物) and kinako (黄粉 / roasted soybean flour); Japan … Continue reading