Tagged with Tokugawa Ieyasu

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

Shingen-ko Matsuri


Kofu is at the top of my ‘to visit’ list next time I’m in Japan, which will hopefully be next year! With any luck I’ll be able to coincide a stop to this city in Yamanashi Prefecture with the fantastic-looking Shingen-ko Matsuri. The festival The Shingen-ko Matsuri is held in Kofu in early April, and … Continue reading

Kagemusha – a film by Akira Kurosawa


  NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! If you’re a Japanese film fan, you’ve probably watched some Akira Kurosawa films or, at the very least, heard of him. Some of his most famous films include ‘Seven Samurai’ and ‘Rashomon’ and I highly recommend you watch … 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

Kofu shout out!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! Well, now that I am officially employed (hurrah!) the blog posts are definitely going to be shorter … at least for a few weeks whilst I balance it out with my ongoing eBay clearout. I’m doing something different this … Continue reading

Week 18: Resolutions


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I have three New Year’s Resolutions this year: be more assertive, write a novel (not the one I was working on last year – it kind of fell through) and take a trip around Japan. Hopefully yours are less … Continue reading

Week 17: Happy New Year!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! How was your Christmas? Eat too much? Drink too much? Watch TV too much? Play charades too much? Tis the season, so this week’s blog is all about New Year!  ALSO – If you’re an artist, please check out … Continue reading

Week 13


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! We’re back to the regular feature structure! I hope you enjoyed the last two weeks, as they were done completely differently due to workload and events I happened to go to. I will also be doing a special report … Continue reading

Week 9: And the winner is…


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! The results are in and a winner has been drawn! Thank you to everyone who entered the art competition and do keep your eyes peeled as I plan to do more competitions in the later weeks. Anyway, here is … Continue reading

Week 8: Art competition still open!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! This week’s blog will be a bit shorter than usual as I’ve had a rather unexpectedly exciting week! I’m going to be in London for a couple of months for work, so I’ve been having to get ready for … Continue reading