Posted in August 2013

A to Wa of Japan: Week 34

A to Wa of Japan: Week 34

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  み (mi) and we looked at Miyajima (宮島).This week we are looking at things beginning with む (mu). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Jay Dee suggested Musashi (武蔵国 / an old province that is now Tokyo, part of … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN 2013

HYPER JAPAN 2013

Apologies for the time it’s taken me to publish this post! HYPER JAPAN seems like a long time ago now, but I still thought it was worth sharing my thoughts on the event. HYPER JAPAN took place in London from 26th – 28th July, and this year I worked on a stall at the event … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 33

A to Wa of Japan: Week 33

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ま (ma) and we looked at Mamachari ( ママチャリ).This week we are looking at things beginning with み (mi). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested Mishima Yukiko (三島由紀夫 / an author), Miura-hanto (三浦半島 / a peninsula located … Continue reading

Hokusai at the car boot sale

Hokusai at the car boot sale

I went along to a car boot sale in Bristol this morning and look what was waiting for me for the small price of £2: This ukiyo-e (浮世絵) print is ‘Tokaido Ejiri Tago-no-ura’ (東海道江尻田子の浦略図) by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎). The name can be translated as ‘Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri on the Tokaido’. This piece is … Continue reading

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

…watching the sushi go round and round and round. This was my ‘happiness is’ submitted to the Last Lemon Archive of Total Global Happiness. You can see me on the left in a stripy dress, watching the sushi… I’m going for a sushi lunch with my colleagues here in Bristol tomorrow – there won’t be … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 32

A to Wa of Japan: Week 32

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ほ (ho) and we looked at Horyuji (法隆寺).This week we are looking at things beginning with ま (ma). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Matsumoto Castle (松本城 / a castle in Nagano Prefecture), Magome (馬籠宿 / … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 31

A to Wa of Japan: Week 31

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  へ (he) and we looked at Heian Jingu (平安神宮).This week we are looking at things beginning with ほ (ho). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Chika Falconer suggested Hokkaido (北海道 / Japan’s north island), Horyuji (法隆寺 / … Continue reading