Tagged with Date Masamune

One day in Sendai: The Date Masamune trail

One day in Sendai: The Date Masamune trail


“Why are you in Sendai?” a slightly confused-looking businessman asked me and Oana as we stood huddled an umbrella waiting to get a table in a little izakaya. Most people think of Tokyo and Kyoto when they’re planning their Japan holiday, so what on earth were two English girls who spoke only passable Japanese at best … Continue reading

The many faces of Date Masamune

The many faces of Date Masamune


Or should that title be ‘The many eyepatches of Date Masamune’? Ha ha ha! *ahem* Ever noticed how there seem to be a lot of good-looking men in Japanese TV series and video games- specifically, young handsome samurai? I came across this amusing article on Japan Probe, which tries to answer the question of why … Continue reading

And the winner is…


Oh my gosh, you lot really went to town with your votes for the cosplay competition! When the number of people who had seen the album through Facebook reached 3000 in two days, I couldn’t believe it. This is, without a doubt, the biggest thing that’s happened on the blog to date, so a huge thanks … Continue reading

Stats, sex and samurai

Stats, sex and samurai


I’ve been keeping an eye on my stats for a while now and learning how people come across the blog in the first place. In short, some of you have weird tastes. I thought I’d share some of the weirder search terms that have linked people to my blog… The Top Ten Date Masamune rules … Continue reading

Week 20: The Top Ten Men in Anime


For those of you who are new to the blog, allow me to explain the ‘purpose’ of this week’s post. A few weeks ago I ran a poll asking readers which special feature they would next like to see and, with almost half the votes, the winner was ‘men in anime’. I’m guessing most of … Continue reading

Week 7: Competition time!


If it’s your first week coming across this blog, I’d like to direct you to this ten second quiz about a UK-Japan magazine. As you can see, I am doing some ongoing market research and it all depends on feedback! So, the competition… This is a chance for all your artists to put pen to … Continue reading

Week 6: Date Masamune week!


Oh, you really should have seen this one coming. If you know me well enough, you will probably know that I have a not-so-secret historical obsession with a certain one-eyed samurai from Japanese history. As such, I decided to commemorate this by dedicating week 6 to Date Masamune. Why the number 6? You’ll find out … Continue reading