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A to Wa of Japan: Week 37

A to Wa of Japan: Week 37

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with  も (mo) and we looked at momiji (紅葉). This week we are looking at things beginning with や (ya). A big thank you to those who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested Yakushima (屋久島 / a small island in Kagoshima Prefecture), yakitori … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 25

A to Wa of Japan: Week 25

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with ぬ (nu) and we looked at Numazu (沼津). This week we are looking at things beginning with ね (ne). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested Nebuta Matsuri (ねぶた祭り / a summer festival at Aomori Prefecture), netsuke (根付 … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 24

A to Wa of Japan: Week 24

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again (a little earlier than usual as I’ve got a busy weekend ahead)! Last week’s post was about things beginning with に (ni) and we looked at ninja (忍者). This week we are looking at things beginning with ぬ (nu). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: … Continue reading

A to Wa of Japan: Week 18

A to Wa of Japan: Week 18

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with た (ta) and we looked at takoyaki (たこ焼き) and taiyaki (タイヤキ or タイ焼き). This week we are looking at things beginning with ち (chi). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week:  lovelycomplex22 suggested chirashizushi (ちらし寿司 / scattered sushi); Japan Australia suggested Chiba … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #34

Weekly Shiritori #34

Last week’s post was about Daruma (だるま / 達磨), so this week I need to start with  ま (ma). A big thank you to everyone who joined in and made suggestions this week. New reader, fromthomas77b, suggested mamushi (まむし / a kind of Japanese snake), nice ideas from lovelycomplex22 – manga (漫画 / Japanese comics) and matsuri (祭り / festivals),  japanaustralia suggested matcha (抹茶 / … Continue reading

Arigato in London: A Saturday in the Sun

Arigato in London: A Saturday in the Sun

As I said in my last post, there’s an awful lot going on in London at the moment. Right now there are two Japanese festivals happening at the same time. On Thursday last week I attended Japan Festival 2012, which you can read about here, and on Saturday I went along to Arigato in London. … Continue reading