Posted in September 2015

Japan Matsuri 2015

Japan Matsuri 2015

Last weekend I went to London for the annual Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square. The Japan Matsuri is now in its 7th year, and I have to say it wasn’t one of the best years I’ve experienced. There were some good acts, but there was nothing I personally thought was that outstanding. Still, I stayed for … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Yuzu Cake

Monthly Recipe: Yuzu Cake

Compared with last month’s sushi cupcakes, the appearance of this month’s recipe is a bit of a let down, but it tastes good, and really that’s all that matters! This month I decided to make a Yuzu Cake. Yuzu (ユズ) is an East Asian citrus fruit, and in Japanese cuisine it is most commonly known … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Yamaguchi (山口県)

Japan by Prefecture: Yamaguchi (山口県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Yamaguchi (山口県). Yamaguchi Prefecture is part of the Chugoku Region (中国地方) and it is the westernmost prefecture on Honshu. The capital is Yamaguchi (山口市). Thanks to Zooming Japan, Japan … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Hiroshima (広島県)

Japan by Prefecture: Hiroshima (広島県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Hiroshima (広島県). Hiroshima Prefecture is part of the Chugoku Region (中国地方) and the capital is Hiroshima (広島市). When I first planned to visit Japan back … Continue reading

Book Review: Ice Cream Work by Naoshi

Book Review: Ice Cream Work by Naoshi

Ice Cream man is off to work! This cheerful, surreal story follows a stylish, hard-working confection as he navigates the work week. Happy to find different ways to help out, Ice Cream man works as a road cone in a construction zone, a golf ball and tee, a party popper, a nightlight and more. Not … Continue reading

Japan by Prefecture: Okayama (岡山県)

Japan by Prefecture: Okayama (岡山県)

I’m pleased to say I’m back online with a new PC, and everything is working just about as it was before (perhaps slightly better!). Apologies for the lack of posts last week, but I will try to make up for it now and in the coming week with a few extra posts. It’s time for ‘Japan … Continue reading

Not a good day for technology…

Not a good day for technology…

Apologies for not posting the next instalment of Japan by Prefecture today, but it’s been a bit of a bad day for technology. Last night I switched off my PC and everything was fine. When I switched it on today I had an error message saying that the disk had failed. 😦 It seems to … Continue reading