Mata ne (see you later)!

Mata ne (see you later)!


How exciting, this is my last blog post before my friend Oana and I embark on a trip around Japan! I’ve been saving up for a ‘big blow out’ holiday like this since I graduated and, when I first met Oana back in freshers’ week, we somehow knew one day we would cross the pond! This will … Continue reading

Film review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Film review: The Tale of Princess Kaguya


Studio Ghibli fans, who were heart-broken to hear that the iconic Japanese animation studio recently went on hiatus, will want to head down to a cinema pretty sharp-ish if they want to catch a screening of The Tale of Princess Kaguya, which was released in Japan in 2013. We always seem to see these things much … Continue reading

Following the trends at Shackfuyu

Following the trends at Shackfuyu


If you thought Japanese food in England was starting to taste a bit ‘samey’ (not that I’ll ever get bored of sushi, donburi etc), head over to Shackfuyu in Soho in London as soon as you can! This pop-up restaurant is the latest venture by the Bone Daddies group and is open until next winter and will … Continue reading

Anime review: Tsuritama

Anime review: Tsuritama


Tsuritama is the kind of anime series I’d recommend to someone who’s ill in bed or feeling down. This show is pure happiness and joy distilled into 12 episodes – it’s just so… whimsical! The plot of Tsuritama is deceptively ‘slice of life'; Yuki Sanada moves to the island of Enoshima with his grandmother, another … Continue reading

And the winners are…


Thanks to everyone who entered the 1000 subscribers special giveaway! There were three fantastic prizes up for grabs, courtesy of Tsunami restaurant, MVM Entertainment and Kikuya Kanzashi, so a huge thank you to them too. Sadly there could only be three winners, so drum roll please… Winner of the lunch for two at Tsunami in … Continue reading

Okunoshima: Bunny Island

Okunoshima: Bunny Island


Rabbits are a pretty common pet to have when you’re little, but how does an island populated by more bunnies than people sound as a holiday destination? If your answer’s ‘Yes!’ then Okunoshima, a tiny island in the Hiroshima prefecture, is probably the place for you. Sadly it isn’t on our holiday itinerary this April. In Japanese … Continue reading

Competition special! 1000 subscribers!

Competition special! 1000 subscribers!


I’m not sure how it’s happened but, somehow, this blog recently reached 1,000 subscribers! I started this blog on a whim back in 2011 and wasn’t even sure if I’d keep it up, let alone that people would actually be interested enough to subscribe. So, blimey, thank you! To thank everyone who’s read this blog over … Continue reading

Anime review: Michiko and Hatchin

Anime review: Michiko and Hatchin


Michiko and Hatchin is Japan’s answer to Thelma and Louise with a couple of key differences; it’s set in South America and features a smoking hot mother and her ten year-old daughter. This series is an entertaining romp packed with gun fights, police chases, an unconventional mother-and-daughter relationship and motorbikes. It might take a few … Continue reading