Tagged with Tokugawa shogunate

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

Portugal and Japan: a historical love story


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I’ve just come back from a very relaxing holiday in sunny Portugal which actually has quite an interesting history with Japan. Whilst I get my knowledge mainly from books, I did a little reading around and thought I’d do … 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 5


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! If you’re in London next Friday, you may want to glam it up in Soho and take part in Kitacon 3.5! If you don’t already know, Kitacon is an annual anime and manga convention run in the UK, and … Continue reading