Join me at Doki Doki Manchester!

Join me at Doki Doki Manchester!


If you fancy a trip to Manchester (the best city!) you should put the Doki Doki Manchester Japanese Festival in your calendar on 11th November. This celebration of both modern and traditional Japanese culture has been running for a few years at the Sugden Sports Centre and should be in your radar if you like … Continue reading

WIN! In This Corner of the World and art cards

WIN! In This Corner of the World and art cards


Here’s your chance to win MangaUK’s latest film release – In This Corner of the World by Sunao Katabuchi on BR/DVD doubleplay, along with some rare art cards! In This Corner of the World is a moving, touching and important film, which I reviewed earlier this year. In This Corner of the World follows a young lady named Suzu … 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

WIN Girls und Panzer der Film!

WIN Girls und Panzer der Film!


It’s competition time again, and it involves girls and tanks! This is your chance to win Girls und Panzer der Film on blu-ray DVD, MVM Entertainment’s latest release! Girls und Panzer is one of MVM’s most popular series, so this is your chance to either get into it for the first time or add to your collection. … Continue reading

Raindance Film Festival 2017 round-up

Raindance Film Festival 2017 round-up


Last week I experienced Raindance Film Festival, now in its 25th year, for the first time. Raindance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the UK and it certainly feels like I spent most of last week watching some fantastic films. As this is a Japan blog, I had to focus predominantly on … Continue reading