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Come to my Japan-themed pub quiz!

Come to my Japan-themed pub quiz!


Keep Friday 31st March free in your diary, because I’m holding a Japan-themed pub quiz and raffle to fundraise for the British Heart Foundation! You can RSVP on Facebook or donate via JustGiving if you can’t make it (sorry to those of you who don’t live in London). The venue is the basement of The … Continue reading

Hokusai comes to the British Museum

Hokusai comes to the British Museum


Most people with an interest in Japanese culture will have at the very least heard of Katsushika Hokusai, considered by many to be Japan’s greatest artist. His most iconic print, ‘The Great Wave’ and other works will be coming to the British Museum in the exhibition ‘Hokusai: beyond the Great wave’ (25 May – 13 … Continue reading

Dining out at Kiri!

Dining out at Kiri!


One of the things I particularly like about London’s Japanese restaurant scene is that, despite how many places I’ve dined at, it doesn’t feel like I’ve tried everything. Yes, sashimi and sushi may be everywhere but it’s easy to stumble across a restaurant where the food’s been marinated in a special sauce or served in … Continue reading

Sophie’s London ramen round-up

Sophie’s London ramen round-up


Winter is here (even if it’s unseasonably mild), which means it’s perfect ramen weather. London’s exploded with ramen joints in the last few years and chances are you’ll have eaten it at least once if you’ve visited (and more if you live there). For those who don’t know, ramen is a Japanese dish consisting of … Continue reading

Diary date: MCM London Comic Con

Diary date: MCM London Comic Con


If you’ve not yet decided how to spend your Halloween weekend, you might want to get your tickets to MCM London Comic Con – coming to the ExCeL London on 28-30 October! If you follow this blog, the chances are you’ll know very well what MCM is but, for those who don’t, it’s essentially one … Continue reading

Tombo pops up in Liberty!

Tombo pops up in Liberty!


Tombo, the Japanese cafe and matcha (green tea) bar, has a lovely pop-up store in Liberty in London – so get your skates on before 1st July! It opened just last weekend and, predictably, I went to sample the produce as soon as possible. My friend Oana and I ate as much as our stomachs … Continue reading

Kouzu I’m hungry!

Kouzu I’m hungry!


If you live in London and are one for great deals, you’d better sign up for Time Out’s mailing list. A few weeks ago, I got an alert for a great dinner deal at Kouzu, one of the Japanese restaurants that had been on my “to eat at” list for ages, so I bought two … Continue reading

Japanese Noh theatre comes to London!

Japanese Noh theatre comes to London!


Well, I’m back from Japan and still recovering – and missing a long list of things about the country already (including my sister, who’s still studying in Fukuoka). It’ll be a few weeks until I get around to blogging our travels, as there’s some competitions and reviews to come first. There’s some good news for … Continue reading

Umai Sushi Saturday at Sake no Hana

Umai Sushi Saturday at Sake no Hana


If you’re looking for top-of-the-range Japanese food in London, Sake no Hana near Green Park tube station won’t disappoint. For just £47 each (or £39 if you’re vegetarian) on a Saturday, you can enjoy a seven course lunch along with a bottle of champagne and cocktails. Given how the food is absolutely fantastic, that is definitely … Continue reading