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The HYPER JAPAN video is here!

The HYPER JAPAN video is here!


I promised you a video from the HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market and I delivered, despite my camera threatening to pack in on me! A lot of footage I took from the weekend was sadly unuseable due to the lens not being able to focus all the time. Also, spot the ghost hovering in the corner of … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN photos are up!

HYPER JAPAN photos are up!


I’m back from the HYPER JAPAN Christmas market and, as usual, had a fantastic time! Everything about the event was bigger and better and there will be a couple of proper follow-up posts and video appearing on the blog over the next few weeks. In the meantime, I’ve uploaded my photos from the weekend over … Continue reading

#NanNoWriMo November blog special!


Seeing as November is National Novel Writing Month aka #NaNoWriMo, this blog is going to be all about books this month! Assuming you’ve been online in the last several years, you’ll know thousands of budding writers take on the NaNoWriMo challenge each November: write a book in a month! Doesn’t sound easy, does it? Every … Continue reading

Halloween special: tale of the bakeneko

Halloween special: tale of the bakeneko


Seeing as it’s Halloween this week, I thought it’d be appropriate to take a look at one of my favourite creatures from Japanese folklore – the bakeneko or “monster cat”. There’s no shortage of demon and ghost stories in Japan but there’s also no shortage of blog posts rounding up all of said stories. As … Continue reading

HYPER JAPAN is back for Christmas!

HYPER JAPAN is back for Christmas!


It’s back! The HYPER JAPAN Christmas Market is officially returning to London for Christmas this year! You can buy your tickets here. From Friday 14 to Sunday 16 November, you’ll be able to get all your Japan-themed Christmas shopping done (and indulge yourself!) at the Kensington Olympia’s National Hall. Bringing together diverse exhibitors, sellers, performers and fans, HYPER … Continue reading

6 Japanese restaurants for £60!

6 Japanese restaurants for £60!


That’s £10 for a meal per restaurant! Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not! This year’s London Restaurant Festival, a city wide celebration of eating out, presents “Japanese Journey”. For £60 (plus a £3.30 booking fee), you can visit six of London’s best ramen bars, sushi restaurants and Japanese izakayas in one day. You … Continue reading

We’re going to Japan!

We’re going to Japan!


It’s true! The flights and (most of) the hotels are booked. I’ll be heading to Japan with my wonderful uni friend Oana at the end of March next year, so you can expect lots of blog content post-trip next year. In the meantime, I thought I’d turn to the internet for a bit of travel … Continue reading