Tagged with Asia

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

Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! September’s book of the month is an unusual one. I highly recommend this if you want to read works by some classic Japanese authors and are interested in the Japanese tea ceremony, but not if you don’t like books … Continue reading

The many faces of Date Masamune


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Or should that title be ‘The many eyepatches of Date Masamune’? Ha ha ha! *ahem* Ever noticed how there seem to be a lot of good-looking men in Japanese TV series and video games- specifically, young handsome samurai? I … Continue reading

Every cloud…


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Or, why losing isn’t necessarily losing. If you’ve been keeping up with my ramblings on Twitter, you probably saw that I wasn’t selected for InsideJapan Tour’s Blog to Japan finals. Obviously, I was very disappointed, not only because I’d … Continue reading

Cute fruit in Japan


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Anyone who has been to Japan before will testify how amazing and, in most cases, huge the fruit is. On top of that, it’s delicious and doesn’t compare to anything bought in your local UK supermarket. This week, I’ll … Continue reading