Tagged with Japan

Lockdown, domain names and hindsight

Lockdown, domain names and hindsight


2020 was certainly… a year to remember. And 2021 is looking very much like it’s going to be a terrible season 2. For those of you who do/did follow this blog you may have noticed that my posts trailed off in 2019 and stopped at the beginning of January 2020. Without going into all the … Continue reading

Exhibition alert! Land of the Rising Cat

Exhibition alert! Land of the Rising Cat


A quick glance of my Twitter feed will confirm that two of my favourite things are Japan and cats! So, obviously I had to talk about Sway Gallery’s upcoming exhibition… and book launch! From 6 – 27 September you can catch a 100 purrcent cat-themed pop-up at Sway Gallery London – introducing over 200 items, … Continue reading

An epic saga: ‘Pachinko’ book review

An epic saga: ‘Pachinko’ book review


Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a rare find. It’s an epic family saga, enlightening historical novel, tragic love story, exploration of identity and so much more. Not to mention, how beautiful is the cover? Pachinko traces the life, joys, struggles and misfortunes of an immigrant Korean family in Japan. It begins in a rural Korean … Continue reading

‘The Third Murder’ in cinemas soon

‘The Third Murder’ in cinemas soon


Good news for fans of  the Japanese murder mystery or ‘court drama’ genre – Kore-eda Hirokazu’s latest film, The Third Murder, is hitting UK cinema screens on 23rd March. Attorney Shigemori Tomoaki (Fukuyama Masaharu) takes on the defence case of Misumi Takashi (Yakusho Koji), who has been accused of murdering, robbing and setting fire to … Continue reading