Tagged with march 2011

4 Years On…

4 Years On…

It’s been four years since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami (東北地方太平洋沖地震). I don’t have a whole lot to say today, but I can’t let the day pass without saying anything. Not a day passes without me giving some thought to Japan, and especially to Tohoku. When these big disasters happen in other parts of the … Continue reading

Thoughts on 11th March…

Thoughts on 11th March…

It’s been a funny old day. I woke up at 5.30 this morning and lay in bed staring at my ceiling. I’d just had a bad dream that my flat’s ever-increasing damp problem had spread overnight, but I was reassured to find that my ceiling was still there – I had a roof over my … Continue reading

Remembrance Sunday – 611 days later

Remembrance Sunday – 611 days later

It was a lucky coincidence that Tsunami, 611 days later, an event organised by TERP London and Sakura Front to remind people about the events of 11th March 2011 in Japan, fell on Remembrance Sunday. Today, instead of a poppy, I wore my white Sakura Front brooch. (Image: Sakura Front) Today’s event, held at SOAS’s … Continue reading

Blog Action Day: The Power of We

Blog Action Day: The Power of We

When I heard that the theme of this year’s Blog Action Day was going to be “The Power of We”, I immediately thought of Japan and decided to participate. Japan is a country where “we” is probably one of the most important words. From kindergarten right through to working life, it is essential to be … Continue reading

Japan Festival 2012: A night of music from Japan

Japan Festival 2012: A night of music from Japan

There’s so much going on in London at the moment, and with not one by TWO Japanese culture festivals happening right now I was spoilt for choice. Japan Festival 2012 started on Wednesday 25th July and continues until Tuesday 7th August, at Broadgate Circle, near Liverpool Street Station. I popped along on Thursday after work … Continue reading

Event: Arigato in London

Event: Arigato in London

After the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami which devastated the Pacific coast of northeastern Japan on 11 March 2011, 163 countries and 43 international organisations have offered help and Japan received huge support and love from the world. “ARIGATO in LONDON” will be held for 15 days from 28th July to 11th August 2012 at London … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #28

Weekly Shiritori #28

Last week’s post was about Tokkuri (とっくり / 徳利), so this week I need to start with  り (ri). A big thank you to japanaustralia for suggesting ringo (りんご / apple), risu (りす / squirrel) and rika (理科 / science). However, this week I have decided to write about… Rikuzentakata (りくぜんたかた / 陸前高田) Rikuzentakata City (陸前高田市 / Rikuzentakata-shi) is a city in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. On 11th March … Continue reading

Exhibition: “re:new tohoku” at Asia House

Exhibition: “re:new tohoku” at Asia House

If you’re in London this weekend I urge you to visit the free exhibition of crafts from Tohoku (the region in northeastern Japan which was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in March 2011) which is currently on display at Asia House – only until Sunday! Tonight I had the pleasure of … Continue reading