Posted on May 19, 2013

Netsuke – In a Nutshell

Netsuke – In a Nutshell

Have you heard of Netsuke (根付)? I had, but I didn’t really know much about them until I went along to the Embassy of Japan in London’s current exhibition: In a Nutshell. The exhibition, which features more than 200 netsuke, was fascinating, and I was lucky enough to attend a talk while I was there too. I … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 20

A to Wa of Japan: Week 20

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with つ (tsu) and we looked at Tsumago-juku (妻籠宿). This week we are looking at things beginning with て (te). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested teriyaki (てりやき / a cooking technique in which foods … Continue reading