Posted in December 2013

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2013 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2013 in Review

Another year is drawing to a close, and it’s hard to believe I’m sat here again trying to find the words to sum it all up. 2013 has flown by, and it has been an absolute whirlwind of awesomeness. Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 6 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a … Continue reading

The sweetest present

The sweetest present

I know I’ve been sharing a lot of pictures of stuff recently, but I’ve had a birthday and Christmas, and I’ve been very lucky. My Japan collections are fully topped up for the year to come, which is just as well as I now need to save my pennies for my Japan trip in May. … Continue reading

Meet Chihiro!

Meet Chihiro!

Introducing… Chihiro! Chihiro is the latest addition to my Japanese doll family. Rather than being a traditional kokeshi (こけし) doll, Chihiro is a modern Momiji doll, and she’s a bit of a Hello Kitty fan if this fabulous Sanrio collaboration is anything to go by! I also got a Chihiro keyring and a Stella badge. … Continue reading

Rilakkuma Christmas

Rilakkuma Christmas

The other day I shared my latest bunch of Rilakkuma goods with you (A whole lotta kawaii…) but that wasn’t the end of it! At Christmas I was lucky enough to get a few more kawaii Rilakkuma items from some friends who know me so well… A Rilakkuma tissue box cover A Rilakkuma USB stick And a … Continue reading

年末タッグゲーム! End of year tag game!

年末タッグゲーム! End of year tag game!

About a week ago Ramata from the wonderful lovelycomplex: Nihon in London tagged me in the ‘End of year tag game!‘ (年末タッグゲーム!) and I promised I would respond – sorry it’s taken me so long, Rama-chan! To play the game, I have to respond to a set of questions. So, here goes… 今年の一番よかった事何ですか。kotoshi no ichiban … Continue reading

47 Ronin

47 Ronin

Do you know the story of the revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin (四十七士) which took place in Japan at the start of the eighteenth century? It’s not a story I know well, but I’ve spent the last few days reading various accounts of it. Why? Because Keanu Reeves’ new movie 47 Ronin came out on … Continue reading

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!

Merry Christmas! メリークリスマス!

Merry Christmas from Haikugirl’s Japan! メリークリスマス!よいお年を!Wishing you all a happy, kawaii/kakkoii Christmas! Thank you all for your likes and comments throughout the year. I still have lots of posts to share before the year is out, so do keep reading. ゚☆,。・:*:・゚★o (*^_^)v ゚☆,。・:*:・゚★o

The Wolverine

The Wolverine

One of my birthday presents from my mum was the DVD of The Wolverine featuring the wonderful Huge (oopsie!) Hugh Jackman. Although I enjoyed the first X-Men movie (and did have a bit of a fantasy about joining being one of the X-Men in my youth…), I haven’t really followed the films since that first … Continue reading