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Chihiro Yamanaka wows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Chihiro Yamanaka wows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club


Last weekend, Japanese pianist Chihiro Yamanaka returned to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho for a third time. I’m always on the lookout for new Japanese artists to discover and am also an uninitiated jazz fan, so this was one performance I didn’t want to miss. Japanese-born, New York-based Chihiro Yamanaka is a firm favourite … Continue reading

Japan pops up in east London!

Japan pops up in east London!


If all those photos of blooming cherry blossom trees in Japan are giving you serious travel envy, you really need to pop along to Proud East in Haggerston sharpish! On Thursday 6th April, Pop Up Japan launched for a 12 week stint in this lovely venue on Regent’s Canal, and it’s probably the closest thing you … Continue reading

Sophie’s Japan Blog first charity pub quiz!

Sophie’s Japan Blog first charity pub quiz!


If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you will hopefully have seen that I spent the best of last month organising and promoting a Japan-themed charity pub quiz and raffle to fundraise for the British Heart Foundation. Thanks to your donations and attendance on the night, we raised £243 in total! You can still … Continue reading

Yamato drummers take on London

Yamato drummers take on London


You’ve still got until 25th March if you want to catch the Yamato Drummers of Japan at the Peacock Theatre! Frankly, you’d be a fool not to go. You can get your tickets here. The Yamato drummers hail from Asuka in Japan’s Nara Prefecture and, since being founded in 1993, have toured worldwide from the … Continue reading

Japan Centre launches DHC Beauty

Japan Centre launches DHC Beauty


One of my favourite things about being a blogger is the opportunity to go to the occasional blogger/press launch event. It’s the perfect way to discover something new and meet some lovely people along the way. Earlier this week, I went to Shoryu Ramen for Japan Centre‘s blogger event to announce the launch of DHC Beauty in their store … Continue reading

Doki Doki time in Manchester

Doki Doki time in Manchester


Last week I made a whistlestop visit to Manchester for its Japanese festival, Doki Doki. I spent less than 24 hours in my home city before dashing back to London, which was pretty knackering, but it was worth it. You can check out my photos from the event here. Having done my fair share of … Continue reading