Tagged with Japan

Blog’s best of 2017!

Blog’s best of 2017!


It’s that time again when I round up my favourite things that found their way onto Sophie’s Japan Blog this year! I think 2017 surpassed 2016 both in terms of blog activity and general madness in the world… I’d like to say a big thank you to you lovely readers, sponsors and collaborators! Below are … Continue reading

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

First look at the new Japan Centre

First look at the new Japan Centre


The chances are you’ll have already heard about the opening of the new Japan Centre on Panton Street in London – and it really is bigger and better than before! I was lucky enough to go to the press night where the store was officially opened with the ceremonial opening of the sake barrel (and I … Continue reading

Take me to…  the Ise Jingu!

Take me to… the Ise Jingu!


It’s been a while since I did a travel blog, and one place in Japan that I’ve always wanted to go to and blog about is the Ise Jingu. Located on the Shima Peninsula in the Mie Prefecture, the Ise Jingu, or Ise Shrines, are the most sacred Shinto shrines in Japan. There are 125 … Continue reading

Interview with Morgan de Laporte

Interview with Morgan de Laporte


From 15 – 31 August, Sway Gallery will be hosting Daydreaming – a Japanese motion, a photography exhibition from French photographer Morgan de Laporte. I caught up with Morgan ahead of the exhibition’s opening to talk about the exhibition, photography and more. First things first, please introduce yourself. I’m a French photographer, I’ve been living … Continue reading

6 year blogiversary – ask me anything!

6 year blogiversary – ask me anything!


Next month, Sophie’s Japan Blog will be turning six! To celebrate, I’m asking readers to send questions my way and one lucky winner will receive a prize! Ask me anything (within reason…) I need an excuse to do another video, so I thought a simple ‘ask me anything’-style video would be fun to do! Perhaps … Continue reading