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Japan Matsuri 2015

Japan Matsuri 2015

Last weekend I went to London for the annual Japan Matsuri in Trafalgar Square. The Japan Matsuri is now in its 7th year, and I have to say it wasn’t one of the best years I’ve experienced. There were some good acts, but there was nothing I personally thought was that outstanding. Still, I stayed for … Continue reading

Japan Matsuri in London – Saturday 5th October

Japan Matsuri in London – Saturday 5th October

Unbelievably, another year has flown by and it’s time for London’s annual Japan Matsuri again! Japan Matsuri will be taking place on Saturday 5th October in Trafalgar Square, from 11am to 9pm. For more information, please visit the official Japan Matsuri website: japanmatsuri.com. The event will include live music (taiko drumming, Okinawan traditional music, classical music, … Continue reading

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 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

Weekly Shiritori #30

Weekly Shiritori #30

Last week’s post was about Tanuki (たぬき / 狸), so this week I need to start with き (ki). A big thank you to japanaustralia for always playing along and for this week suggesting kimono (着物), Kiso Valley (木曾谷 / Kiso-dani), and Kimutaku (a member of the band SMAP). However, as it’s summertime, I decided to write about… Kingyo-sukui (きんぎょすくい / 金魚すくい) (Image … Continue reading