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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

Noh Reimagined in London!

Noh Reimagined in London!


Last week, Kings Place in London was transformed into a stage for traditional Japanese Noh theatre. This art form comprising drama, music and dance dates back to 14th century Japan, and it’s rarely come to European shores. For two days, the Noh Reimagined festival treated guests to performances, musical recitals, talks and even workshops. I am … Continue reading

Mochi and coconuts at Tokyo Nights!

Mochi and coconuts at Tokyo Nights!


Hidden away behind behind some high rise buildings in East London is a little slice of Tokyo. Every Thursday to Sunday until 19th December the Red Market on Old Street has been transformed into a lantern-lit square that puts you in the mind of being in Japan’s charming back streets. Tokyo Nights is the brainchild … Continue reading

Kuli-Kala musical theatre review

Kuli-Kala musical theatre review


In case you managed to miss the buzz about it, Japanese samurai-meets-theatre-meets-musical spectacular – Kuli Kala, Revenge of the Samurai – is showing for this week only at the Stratford Circus theatre in East London. The last performance is the evening of Saturday 28 November, so there’s still time to get your tickets! Those of you … Continue reading

My mad weekend at HYPER JAPAN

My mad weekend at HYPER JAPAN


HYPER JAPAN returned for July 2015 at the O2 Arena on 10-12 July, and what a weekend! This annual summer event is a celebration of all things Japan – from food to gaming to martial arts to music – and both the venue and line-up were bigger and better than ever. I attended HYPER JAPAN on … Continue reading