Tagged with Toyotomi Hideyoshi

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

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 16: Merry Christmas!


NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I think I’ve avoided mentioning Christmas on this blog so far but, seeing as it really is just two days away, let’s jump in! Just three points to make: There are a couple of Christmas crackers in this week’s … 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

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

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