Posted in January 2014

Monthly Recipe: Miso Pizza

Monthly Recipe: Miso Pizza

This month I wanted to cook something quick and easy that would use up some of the ingredients I already had in my cupboards. Fortunately, I came across this fantastic recipe for Miso Pizza on the Japan Centre website… Miso Pizza Ingredients *NB. I have doubled the topping ingredients as there didn’t seem to be … Continue reading

Word of the Week: うまい

Word of the Week: うまい

It’s time for Word of the Week again! Last week we looked at a Japanese word or phrase beginning with ‘i’ (い), and focussed on the phrases いってきます & いってらっしゃい (ittekimasu & itterasshai), which are said when leaving the house. This week I’m looking for a word or phrase beginning with ‘u’ (う). A big thank you to those who joined in … Continue reading

East Side Stories

East Side Stories

PRESS RELEASE East Side Stories Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 31 January to 6 February 2014 at ICA 31 January to 27 March 2014 Nationwide http://www.jpf-film.org.uk Following on from last year’s successful Once Upon a Time in Japan: Reinventing the Past Through the Eyes of Japanese Contemporary … Continue reading

The Railway Man

The Railway Man

I’ll be honest right from the start – there are three reasons I took myself to see The Railway Man at the cinema today: 1) The Japan connection (of course!) 2) Colin Firth (Mr Darcy has always been a guilty pleasure of mine) 3) Tanroh Ishida At the Japan Matsuri last year I became captivated … Continue reading

Hello Kitty Hair Bow

Hello Kitty Hair Bow

I love to wear bows in my hair, especially when I’m dressed up for an event, so I was delighted to receive this fabulous Hello Kitty hair bow from my friend for Christmas: I know what I’ll be wearing at the next Hyper Japan! The bow seems to be made by a company called Moon … Continue reading

Word of the Week: Introduction

Word of the Week: Introduction

The time has come for me to announce my 2014 blog series: Word of the Week! Following the success of last year’s A to Wa of Japan, as well as A – Z of Japan and Weekly Shiritori before that, I’ve decided to continue having a weekly series here on Haikugirl’s Japan. Deciding on a theme wasn’t easy, but … Continue reading