Tag Archives: Japan

Notes from Shibuya, Tokyo.

4 Nov

Its been a while I know, but work and life have had its fangs in me for far too long, so apologies for the break in posts but I hope this one will make up for it.

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Cycling in Japan. Mamachari: A hidden icon

11 Jun


As you can probably gather, I like Japanese culture. Continue reading

Hanami in the UK

14 Apr

Spring is my favourite time of year without question. The cold dreary days of winter are behind us and all the cliche’s that go with it. Spring in Japan is just wonderful as all across the country, from Okinawa to Hokkaido, the cherry trees start to bloom, covering cities and countryside alike with pretty white or pink sakura.

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The Japanese Difference.

3 Jan

For quite a while I have been trying to think of the differences between the UK and Japan. Partially this is due to my ‘homesickness’ for Tokyo, I guess I am trying to find a reasonable idea why I miss it so much and why things just are not the same here in the UK. I do this comparison a lot, mostly when I am at a low ebb, missing the things I can do in Japan that I just cannot do here. Continue reading

Convenience Stores, everyone’s Japanese friend!

9 Jun

I am often asked by various friends and family, just what is the reason for my love of Japan and why. To quote a certain film by Quentin Tarantino, ‘Its the little differences.’ Continue reading

The prettiest of lines. Randen line, Kyoto Japan

14 May

One of the main reasons I love Japan so much is its ability to continually surprise and delight me. Continue reading

Two years on. The Great East Japan Earthquake 11.03.2011

13 Mar

It has been a week of reflection for me.

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Lets learn Japanese: 1 Hello!

15 Jan

こんいちわ! Continue reading

Japan Trip: A Natural Conspiracy?

23 May

OK So who did I upset?

I have been looking forward to this trip for a long time. Actually I can pinpoint the exact place I started looking forward to it, it was outside a little cake shop in Tokyo Dome City on a warm Autumn night with one of my best friends who sadly I haven’t really spoken to since, but he knows who he is and I’m sure will remember. Continue reading

Takoyaki with a good friend

21 May

I want to introduce to you a dear friend of mine.

His name is Kiyo and he lives in Osaka, and he is passionate about a local food called ‘Takoyaki’ or Octopus Dumplings. Continue reading