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A to Wa of Japan: Week 32

A to Wa of Japan: Week 32

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  ほ (ho) and we looked at Horyuji (法隆寺).This week we are looking at things beginning with ま (ma). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: Japan Australia suggested Matsumoto Castle (松本城 / a castle in Nagano Prefecture), Magome (馬籠宿 / … Continue reading

Making my bed…

Making my bed…

I try not to bore you too much with the day-to-day goings on of my life because I’m sure no one out there really wants to read about all that stuff. I haven’t gone on too much about the stresses of moving, the hassle of unpacking, and the endless flat-pack-furniture building. This is, after all, a … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 11

A to Wa of Japan: Week 11

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with け (ke) and we looked at Kesennuma (気仙沼). This week we are looking at things beginning with く (ku). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: shiotadesu suggested Korilakkuma (コリラックマ / Rilakkuma’s little female friend), Kodomo no hi (子供の日 … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 6

A to Wa of Japan: Week 6

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with え (e) and we looked at Enoshima (江の島). This week we are looking at things beginning with お (o). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: Zooming Japan suggested Onomichi (尾道) in Hiroshima Prefecture, onsen (温泉), Osaka (大阪) and Okinawa … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #40

Weekly Shiritori #40

Last week’s post was about Purikura (プリクラ), so this week I need to start with ら (ra). A big thank you to everyone who joined in this week, and a reminder to everyone who’s playing the game that you can’t play words ending with ん (n) because no words begin with ん and it would … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #18

Weekly Shiritori #18

Last week’s post was about Nara (なら/ 奈良), so this week I need to start with ら (ra). I had a couple of suggestions for topics this week, including ラムネ (ramune) – the popular summer soft drink –  from Alyse. Kiki suggested らくご (rakugo) – Japanese storytelling, ランチ (ranchi) – lunch, and ランドセル (randoseru) – a Japanese school … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #15

Weekly Shiritori #15

Last week’s post was about Iwate (いわて/ 岩手), so this week I need to start with て (te). This game of shiritori is so much more fun when you join in with your comments and suggestions, and this week I had an interesting suggestion for a て topic from ラマタ. She suggested I write about… Tearai … Continue reading

Winter in Japan

Winter in Japan

This month’s J-Festa is all about “Winter in Japan“. Since the announcement of the theme, I’ve been trying to decide what to write about. I lived in the Chubu region of Japan, so I haven’t experienced harsh winters. It snowed a couple of times, but it was light snow that didn’t last long. It was … Continue reading

What I’ve learned from living in Japan

I’ve been back in the UK about seven months now and, what with the rapid approach of the end of the year, it seems appropriate to reflect a little on my time in Japan. Also, I’ve been invited to participate in Whoa… I’m in Japan‘s blog carnival which is looking at the question “What Have … Continue reading

Update on J-Life in London

There is a ridiculous amount of Japan-related stuff going on here in London. So much more than I expected, and so much more than I have time to cover. I feel like I’ve been neglecting Haikugirl’s Japan a little bit these last few weeks, so here’s a quick round-up of what’s been going on and … Continue reading