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Ichigo Ichie: Sumo Soup: Living Large with Chanko Nabe

Ichigo Ichie: Sumo Soup: Living Large with Chanko Nabe

“Ichigo ichie” (一期一会): a Japanese idiom meaning “one time, one meeting”. The phrase embodies the cultural concept of treasuring meetings with people, and is often translated as “one chance in a lifetime”, reminding people to cherish any meeting or experience they are part of, as they may not be repeated. The phrase “ichigo ichie” has been … Continue reading

Weekly Shiritori #2

Weekly Shiritori #2

Last week I started my new weekly series: Weekly Shiritori. The first word was “shiritori” (the name of the game!) – click here if you missed that! So, “shiritori” is written しりとり, which means that this week’s word has to begin with り (ri). I had one topic suggestion from a fellow blogger, Alyse of … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: N is for…

N could be for a number of things, in my A-Z of Japan. Ninja (忍者) or natto (納豆)? Nikko (日光市) or NHK? Or even Noda (野田), the new Prime Minister of Japan. But I’ve decided to write about something else. Something important to me… N is for… Nagoya! Nagoya is the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban … Continue reading

Manga & Sumo… in Gosport

Yesterday was an interesting day. My mum spotted a manga exhibition advertised in nearby Gosport and we decided to go and check it out. I’m not a huge manga fan, but I do appreciate good art. Still, it wasn’t the manga that sold me on going to the exhibition… it was the promise of sumo! … Continue reading

Sumo!

I had my first sumo experience today – and I loved it! 🙂 There is a sumo tournament in Nagoya right now, so I and a couple of friends decided to check it out. I think it’s one of those things you just have to do if you’re in Japan! It’s a little bit touristy, … Continue reading