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An exotic weekend in the London sun – Festival Asia!

An exotic weekend in the London sun – Festival Asia!


Last weekend, East London got a Far Eastern makeover! The first ever Festival Asia descended upon Tobacco Dock, showcasing everything Asia from taiko drumming to belly dancing to Indonesian street food. Even better, it was sunny! I was there on Saturday in my capacity as Japan blogger but, being someone always thinking about their next … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market 2014: The Lowdown


Finally, a Christmas-related blog post, and it’s only three days away! The HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market took place last month and, to go with the video I made a few weeks ago, here’s a low-down of some of my favourite stores I visited over the weekend. There were loads of amazing stalls and no shortage of … Continue reading

The HYPER JAPAN video is here!


I promised you a video from the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market and I delivered, despite my camera threatening to pack in on me! A lot of footage I took from the weekend was sadly unuseable due to the lens not being able to focus all the time. Also, spot the ghost hovering in the corner of … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN photos are up!


I’m back from the HYPER JAPAN Christmas market and, as usual, had a fantastic time! Everything about the event was bigger and better and there will be a couple of proper follow-up posts and video appearing on the blog over the next few weeks. In the meantime, I’ve uploaded my photos from the weekend over … Continue reading

Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Note: The pictures below are of an erotic nature and contain people having sex. Need I say more? I think it’s fair to say that, traditionally, the British are very prudish about sex and porn, but in Japan it’s … Continue reading

Siro-A at Leicester Square Theatre


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I’ve never taken hallucinatory drugs but I imagine it would be something like watching Siro-A’s performance, only the Siro-A performance is even better than drugs. That’s an unusual way to open a blog post… I’m very late to the … Continue reading

Back from Hyper Japan 2013!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Geisha, shamisen, cosplay, video games – HYPER JAPAN had them all and more this year and it was the best one to date! HYPER JAPAN is a three-day exhibition of Japanese culture in London, encompassing both the traditional and modern. … Continue reading