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A whole lotta kawaii…

A whole lotta kawaii…

I am a very lucky girl, and my friends are wonderful people! My best friend in Japan is especially wonderful, and knows me so well. This week I was literally squealing with delight (sorry neighbours!) at the birthday/Christmas box that arrived from Japan. Brace yourselves – this is a whole lotta kawaii… ありがとう to my … Continue reading

Monthly Recipe: Matcha & Azuki Cake

Monthly Recipe: Matcha & Azuki Cake

My office has the tradition that when it’s your birthday you have to bring cake in for everyone to share, so I decided to bake myself a birthday cake with some distinct Japanese flavours last week. I found the recipe here, and I would like to thank Hiroko Liston for posting it as it was … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Yen Sushi, Bath

Restaurant Review: Yen Sushi, Bath

Last Saturday I went to Bath with the main aim of checking out the Christmas market. It was incredibly crowded, and by the time lunch came I was desperate to escape the festive madness for something more soothing – Japanese food! Since my last visit to Bath I’d had my eye on Yen Sushi on … Continue reading

Who is the Queen of Kawaii?

Who is the Queen of Kawaii?

What happens when the two quirkiest queens of pop try to out-kawaii each other? Japan found out this week when Lady Gaga appeared on the TV show Music Station (ミュージックステーション) and was sat in the same studio as Harajuku’s own Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ). Both wearing colourful outfits and pink bows in their hair, Lady Gaga … Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Masa

Restaurant Review: Masa

I’m lucky here in Bristol to work very close to two Japanese restaurants – Obento and Masa. I wrote about Obento a while ago, so today I thought I’d tell you about Masa. Masa, located on the corner of Baldwin Street and Queen Charlotte Street (BS1 1PN). It markets itself as ‘teppanyaki-style’ (where the diners … Continue reading

What if I woke up in Japan tomorrow?

What if I woke up in Japan tomorrow?

I’m feeling full of a cold and struggling for inspiration tonight, but there are only four more posts to go before I complete NaBloPoMo, so I must keep going! I think about Japan pretty much 24/7 – at work, at home, everywhere – but this month I feel like I’ve devoted even more time to … Continue reading

RapMushi (ラップムシ)

RapMushi (ラップムシ)

Everyone at work was feeling a bit under the weather today, and lunchtime turned to silliness. My colleague decided to introduce us to an app called RapMushi (ラップムシ) which he had on his iPhone, and I have now downloaded on my iPad. The app’s free – I wouldn’t have downloaded it if it wasn’t – and … Continue reading