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‘Fireworks’ in UK cinemas this week!

‘Fireworks’ in UK cinemas this week!


Studio Shaft’s Fireworks is the latest anime film coming to UK cinemas (15 November), thanks to All the Anime. Based on a 1990’s live-action TV special Fireworks: Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? from Shunji Iwai that spawned a whole series of ‘what if’ dramas in Japan, it certainly has a … Continue reading

BFI London Film Festival 2017 round-up

BFI London Film Festival 2017 round-up


The BFI London Film Festival 2017 has been and gone! No doubt you’ll have seen one of the many posters on the London Underground and managed to catch at least one film yourself. I caught a few other foreign films but, for the purposes of this blog, here are the three Japanese films I caught. … Continue reading

Ninagawa Company returns to London with ‘Macbeth’

Ninagawa Company returns to London with ‘Macbeth’


In 2015, the world-famous Ninagawa Company performed Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Barbican in London, to the delight of fans. Two years later and one year after the death of Yukio Ninagawa, the acclaimed Japanese theatre director well-known for his Japanese productions of Shakespearian plays, the Ninagawa Company returned to London. This time, it was to … Continue reading

Brunch with a twist at MOMMI

Brunch with a twist at MOMMI


You may well be wondering why I’m blogging about brunch on a Japan blog, considering how brunch isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Japanese food. MOMMI, on Clapham High Street, is a funky Peruvian-Japanese restaurant I’ve been meaning to check out for ages and I was recently lucky enough … Continue reading