Posted in September 2013

Japan Matsuri in London – Saturday 5th October

Japan Matsuri in London – Saturday 5th October

Unbelievably, another year has flown by and it’s time for London’s annual Japan Matsuri again! Japan Matsuri will be taking place on Saturday 5th October in Trafalgar Square, from 11am to 9pm. For more information, please visit the official Japan Matsuri website: japanmatsuri.com. The event will include live music (taiko drumming, Okinawan traditional music, classical music, … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 39

A to Wa of Japan: Week 39

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ゆ (yu) and we looked at Yu (湯 / ゆ). This week we are looking at things beginning with よ (yo). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested Yokohama (横浜 / the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture), … Continue reading

The Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum

A few weeks ago I visited the Holburne Museum in Bath. I first heard about the Holburne Museum at a netsuke exhibition at the Embassy of Japan earlier this year, just before I moved to Bristol. I noted down that the museum had a small collection of netsuke, and decided I must make time to visit. … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 38

A to Wa of Japan: Week 38

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  や (ya) and we looked at yatai (屋台). This week we are looking at things beginning with ゆ (yu). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Sequins and Cherry Blossom suggested (o)yu (お湯 / literally ‘hot water’, but … Continue reading

The 1,000th!

The 1,000th!

When I started this blog on 17th May 2007 I don’t think I could have imagined getting to 500 posts, let alone 1,000… but here I am today writing the 1,000th post of Haikugirl’s Japan! It’s been a roller coaster so far – thank you for riding it with me! I thought a lot about … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 37

A to Wa of Japan: Week 37

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  も (mo) and we looked at momiji (紅葉). This week we are looking at things beginning with や (ya). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested Yakushima (屋久島 / a small island in Kagoshima Prefecture), yakitori … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Yatsuhashi (八つ橋)

Monthly Recipe: Yatsuhashi (八つ橋)

When I first came across this recipe on JustHungry.com (which is a fantastic website, by the way), my initial reaction was that it would be way too hard for me to make. But the idea of making yatsuhashi – my favourite treat from Kyoto – was too tempting by far, and I just had to … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 36

A to Wa of Japan: Week 36

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  め (me) and we looked at Meibutsu (名物). This week we are looking at things beginning with も (mo). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Nippaku suggested Momotaro (桃太郎 / the legendary Peach Boy); Japan Australia suggested momo (もも … Continue reading