Posted in October 2013

Exhibition: Hokusai Exposed

Exhibition: Hokusai Exposed

A really interesting sounding exhibition opened in London this weekend and, although I won’t be able to get to it myself until next week, I wanted to tell you all about it now so you can go along too. It really does sound quite special! HOKUSAI EXPOSED An Immersive Exhibition of Katsushika Hokusai Works and … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 43

A to Wa of Japan: Week 43

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  る (ru) and we looked at Ruriko-ji (瑠璃光寺). This week we are looking at things beginning with れ (re). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Rendai-ji (蓮台寺 / an onsen town in Shizuoka Prefecture), and … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Miso Walnut Brownies

Monthly Recipe: Miso Walnut Brownies

I was feeling in the mood for something sweet this month, and decided to search online for cakes using Japanese ingredients. I came across this Sachie’s Kitchen recipe for Miso Walnut Brownies, which looked really good, and then found this blog where someone actually tried the recipe. On the I ❤ Bake Club blog Frances … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 42

A to Wa of Japan: Week 42

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  り (ri) and we looked at Rishiri-to (利尻島). This week we are looking at things beginning with る (ru). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Ruriko-ji (瑠璃光寺 / a temple in Yamaguchi), and Rusutsu (留寿都 / a ski … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri 2013

Japan Matsuri 2013

Last Saturday I spent the day in London at the Japan Matsuri – London’s annual event celebrating Japanese culture. The event has grown over the few years that I’ve known it, and is now in its fifth consecutive year. For the second year running the event was held in Trafalgar Square. I admit I was … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 41

A to Wa of Japan: Week 41

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ら (ra) and we looked at Ranma (欄間 / らんま). This week we are looking at things beginning with り (ri). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested Rilakkuma (リラックマ / a bear character); ThroughTheLookingGlassAndDownTheRabbitHole … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 40

A to Wa of Japan: Week 40

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  よ (yo) and we looked at Yoyogi Koen (代々木公園). This week we are looking at things beginning with ら (ra). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested ramen (ラーメン / a noodle soup dish using … Continue reading