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Japan 2014: Fish Tales

Japan 2014: Fish Tales

Can you believe I’ve been back from Japan for a month already? Apologies for being so slow at getting my photos uploaded and sharing my adventures with you all. However, now the JLPT is over (for the time being…) I can turn my attention back to blogging. Today I thought I’d share a fishy adventure… … Continue reading

Postcard from Japan: Hungry?

Postcard from Japan: Hungry?

Apart from chocolate and the odd banana, everything I’ve eaten so far in Japan has been Japanese food, and I’m loving it! Here’s a tiny selection of what I’ve sampled so far…

A to Wa of Japan: Week 14

A to Wa of Japan: Week 14

It’s time for A to Wa of Japan again! Last week’s post was about things beginning with し (shi) and we looked at Shimokitazawa (下北沢). This week we are looking at things beginning with す (su). A big thank you to everyone who joined in with suggestions this week: UK Seikatsu suggested sushi (寿司), Sugamo (巣鴨 / ‘Harajuku for old ladies’, … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Salmon Teriyaki Don

Monthly Recipe: Salmon Teriyaki Don

This month has been busy and I was feeling like it was too much effort to try to find a Japanese recipe to cook. Despite having cooked something Japanese at least once a month all this year so far, I still often feel like ‘cooking Japanese food is hard’. So, in a bid to prove … Continue reading

Goldfish Salvation

Goldfish Salvation

Goldfish Salvation is the name of the debut London exhibition by Riusuke Fukahori at the ICN gallery in London. (Riusuke Fukahori with Quadra Tea) I went along last Saturday to find out what it was all about, and to witness Fukahori’s “live painting”. Born in Aichi, Fukahori is a graduate of Aichi Prefectual University of … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: K is for…

There are so many things that K could be for in my A-Z of Japan. Perhaps karate (空手), karaoke (カラオケ), kimono (着物) or kabuki (歌舞伎)? Kamakura (鎌倉市), Kyoto (京都), or Kanazawa (金沢市)? I was tempted to write about kawaii culture, but Emily over at My Kawaii Space does that better than I ever could (Do check out her Hello Kitty competition, by … Continue reading

Whales & Dolphins?! Yeah.

I have the 1996 Terrorvision song “Perseverance” playing in my head today: “Whales and dolphins, whales and dolphins, yeah.” Why? Because I discovered something shocking about my beloved Japan today. I’ve always known that some strange things are on the menu in Japan and, being a pescetarian (that’s a veggie who eats fish, by the … Continue reading

ざうお (The Fish!)

My friends took me to a pretty unusual restaurant recently… The restaurant is called ざうお, which means “The Fish”.  Before arriving, my friend told me “there’s a small sea inside the restaurant”, and I couldn’t quite imagine what she meant. But, she was right. There was a small sea inside the restaurant, and a boat… … Continue reading