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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

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

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

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

The Red Turtle in cinemas now!

The Red Turtle in cinemas now!


Currently gracing select cinema screens is The Red Turtle, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival 2016. Co-produced by Studio Ghibli and the Wild Bunch, and directed by Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit, it will steal your heart without saying a word. The Red Turtle has no dialogue and while its story initially seems … Continue reading

After the Storm – coming to cinemas 2nd June!

After the Storm – coming to cinemas 2nd June!


More and more Japanese films have been making their way to UK cinema screens in the last few years. Events such as the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme and screenings of big-name anime films such as Your Name mean more people can discover Japanese cinema. The latest addition to the line-up of ‘Japanese films you should totally check … Continue reading