Tagged with Date Masamune

One day in Sendai: The Date Masamune trail

One day in Sendai: The Date Masamune trail


“Why are you in Sendai?” a slightly confused-looking businessman asked me and Oana as we stood huddled an umbrella waiting to get a table in a little izakaya. Most people think of Tokyo and Kyoto when they’re planning their Japan holiday, so what on earth were two English girls who spoke only passable Japanese at best … 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

And the winner is…


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Oh my gosh, you lot really went to town with your votes for the cosplay competition! When the number of people who had seen the album through Facebook reached 3000 in two days, I couldn’t believe it. This is, without … Continue reading

Stats, sex and samurai


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I’ve been keeping an eye on my stats for a while now and learning how people come across the blog in the first place. In short, some of you have weird tastes. I thought I’d share some of the … Continue reading

Week 20: The Top Ten Men in Anime


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! For those of you who are new to the blog, allow me to explain the ‘purpose’ of this week’s post. A few weeks ago I ran a poll asking readers which special feature they would next like to see … Continue reading

Week 7: Competition time!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! If it’s your first week coming across this blog, I’d like to direct you to this ten second quiz about a UK-Japan magazine. As you can see, I am doing some ongoing market research and it all depends on … Continue reading

Week 6: Date Masamune week!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Oh, you really should have seen this one coming. If you know me well enough, you will probably know that I have a not-so-secret historical obsession with a certain one-eyed samurai from Japanese history. As such, I decided to … Continue reading