Unboxing Clearspring goodies!

Unboxing Clearspring goodies!


One of my favourite things about being a blogger is occasionally receiving surprise packages in the post! My most recent delivery was from Clearspring,  who bring high-quality organic Japanese food and ingredients to the UK. You’ll likely have come across some of their products on your supermarket shelf – from soy sauce to tea to … Continue reading

Cocktails underground at Machi-ya!

Cocktails underground at Machi-ya!


Did you know there’s a place in London where you can drink Jigglypuff and #ppap cocktails? If you’re intrigued, have a lurk in Machi-ya‘s new underground bar! I’m a big fan of cocktails – they’re elegant, tasty and often crazily presented. The only thing that could make me like them more is by giving them … Continue reading

Take me to… Ryusendo Cave!

Take me to… Ryusendo Cave!


This travel blog is a bit different – I’m not fantasising about visiting a city or a festival but going underground! Ryusendo Cave is one of Japan’s three great limestone caves and a national natural monument. Set in the mountains of Iwaizumi Town in Iwate Prefecture in northern Honshu, it’s still not fully explored. Around … Continue reading

Sosharu – the best afternoon tea in London!

Sosharu – the best afternoon tea in London!


Afternoon tea doesn’t have to be all finger sandwiches and Earl Grey tea. Sosharu, an izakaya-style restaurant in Farringdon takes it to another level by giving it a distinctly Japanese twist. I’d been looking for an excuse to visit Sosharu for ages and was finally able to last week when I took my mum there … Continue reading

Interview with Fumiaki Miura

Interview with Fumiaki Miura


Last month I blogged that the Avex Recital Series is coming to Wigmore Hall this summer, which is a great chance for you to see some young Japanese musical talent on stage in London. I caught up with Japanese violinist Fumiaki Miura who will be performing on TODAY (Saturday 17 June at 1pm). You can … Continue reading

Interview with Daishin Kashimoto

Interview with Daishin Kashimoto


I recently blogged that the Avex Recital Series is coming to Wigmore Hall this summer, which is a great chance for you to see some young Japanese musical talent on stage in London. I’m pleased to bring to you an interview with violinist Daishin Kashimoto, who will be performing on Saturday 22 July at 1pm. … Continue reading

I love ‘My Love Story!!’

I love ‘My Love Story!!’


If My Love Story!! (Ore Monogatari) was a person I’d hug it to death. I never realised how badly I needed this series in my life. I watched this entire series with a silly grin plastered across my face – it’s simply joyous and cute and hilarious! My Love Story!! is a high school romance … Continue reading