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A new addition to my kokeshi family

A new addition to my kokeshi family

Whilst I was at HYPER JAPAN recently I came across a stall selling old kokeshi (こけし) dolls (the stall was part of Kimono De Go). As a collector of kokeshi I was curious to see how much they were charging for dolls which were probably found at flea markets. They hand a range of dolls in … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014

Last weekend saw an explosion of J-culture in London at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014. Smaller than the event in the summer, but still just as fun, the Christmas Market’s main focus was on shopping. Olympia in London was packed with stalls on both levels, selling everything from adorable squishy things to kawaii fashion, delicious … Continue reading

One Week Until the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market!

One Week Until the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market!

This time next week I’ll be getting my geek on at the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market! The event will take place at Olympia in London from Friday 14th November – Sunday 16th November. Here’s some more information about the event… HYPER JAPAN is back for the festive season to deliver another instalment of crazy, cute … Continue reading

Product Review: Yunomi.us

Product Review: Yunomi.us

  Yunomi.us is “a new online marketplace offering tea and knowledge from artisan Japanese tea farmers, tea masters, and tea ware artists”, and recently they got in touch with me to see if I would like to have a taste. Their website is beautiful and inviting, and I must say I quite enjoyed myself whilst … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – Two weeks to go!

HYPER JAPAN 2014 – Two weeks to go!

It’s nearly time for HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment and technology! The event will be held over three days, from 25th – 27th July, in Earls Court, London. As always, there will be a fantastic mixture of Japanese food, pop-culture, traditional Japanese culture, music, games, anime, cosplay… and so much … Continue reading

Press Release: HYPER JAPAN 2014

Press Release: HYPER JAPAN 2014

The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment and technology returns this year with an even greater selection of exhibitors, workshops, guests, performers and much more, in what will be the 6th HYPER JAPAN! A dynamic blend of traditional and modern Japanese culture, HYPER JAPAN offers something for everyone, whether you want to discover … Continue reading

Japanese Kit Kats from sushi noms

Japanese Kit Kats from sushi noms

I don’t often post the same piece on multiple blogs but, just in case you’re not following Kit Kats!, here’s a blog post I just published about where to get Japanese Kit Kats in the UK… What’s a Japanese Kit Kat loving girl to do if she lives in the UK and needs a chocolatey … Continue reading