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

WIN tickets to the Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall!

WIN tickets to the Avex Recital Series at Wigmore Hall!


Last week I blogged about the prestigious Avex Recital Series coming to London. The programme spotlights some of Japan’s leading classical artists The Avex Recital Series comes from Avex Classics International (ACI), which is bringing talented young Japanese artists to London audiences. It is a great opportunity for them to perform and develop their talents … Continue reading

Diary date: Avex Recital Series

Diary date: Avex Recital Series


Music aficionados will be pleased to hear that the second of the prestigious Avex Recital Series will be coming to the iconic Wigmore Hall in June and July. The Avex Recital Series comes from Avex Classics International (ACI), which is bringing talented young Japanese artists to London audiences. It is a great opportunity for them … Continue reading

We Are X DVD review and giveaway!

We Are X DVD review and giveaway!


Well, you can’t say I don’t spoil you! I’m pretty sure 2017 is shaping up to be the blog’s best year for giveaways… New from Manga UK – We Are X is a documentary about Japan’s most iconic band – X Japan, who have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and boast some high-profile admirers … Continue reading

Diary date: MCM London Comic Con May 2017

Diary date: MCM London Comic Con May 2017


MCM Comic Con is returning to London at the end of this month and there’s plenty going on to entertain geeks of all persuasions. Naturally, I’m interested in anything Japan, so here’s my round-up of what MCM has to offer! Tickets are selling out fast but there’s still time to get yours here. Whether you … Continue reading

Dinner at Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester

Dinner at Sapporo Teppanyaki Manchester


I don’t get to visit Manchester as often as I like but, when I do, I like to scout out their Japanese restaurants. My restaurant reviews are overdue some northern representation, despite me growing up there, so here are my thoughts on Sapporo Teppanyaki in Manchester! Sapporo Teppanyaki is a teppanyaki restaurant with branches in … Continue reading