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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

Japan by Prefecture: Mie (三重県)

Japan by Prefecture: Mie (三重県)

It’s time for ‘Japan by Prefecture‘ again! This is the series that aims to provide the highlights of each prefecture of Japan, along with my personal favourites and suggestions from readers. This week, we’re looking at Mie (三重県). Mie Prefecture is part of the Kansai Region (関西地方) and the capital is Tsu (津市). Mie Prefecture isn’t somewhere a lot of tourists go to, … 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

Atsuta Jingu and Ise Jingu

I decided to start the year in style – Japanese style!  On January 1st, my mum and I went to Atsuta Jingu, and on January 2nd we went to Ise Jingu.  These shrines are, I believe, two of the biggest and most important shrines in the Shinto religion.  Of course, that means that both shrines … Continue reading