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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

Weekly Shiritori #31

Weekly Shiritori #31

Last week’s post was about kingyo-sukui (きんぎょすくい / 金魚すくい), so this week I need to start with  い (i). A big thank you to japanaustralia for suggesting ika (イカ / squid), ikasumi pasta (イカスミ パスタ / squid ink pasta), Iga (伊賀 / the home of ninja in Mie prefecture), ikebana (生け花 / flower arrangement), and two of his favourite places in Japan – Ise Jingu (伊勢神宮) and … Continue reading

Golden Week

As my Golden Week is ending, I thought it was time for a blog.  Golden Week is a wonderful collection of public holidays, which results in many companies closing for a week, including mine.  My holiday started on April 29th and the last day is May 6th.  It’s been sooooooo nice to have some time … Continue reading