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A very hyper Hyper Japan summer 2017

A very hyper Hyper Japan summer 2017


Hyper Japan is, well, it’s in the name. I went to my first Hyper Japan in what felt like a very long time earlier this month and was genuinely surprised by how much the organisers manage to fit into one weekend! First things first, here’s a short video to give you a bit of a … Continue reading

‘Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave’ at the British Museum

‘Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave’ at the British Museum


Katushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is one of Japan’s most internationally renowned artists. From mythical beasts to landscapes to the divine, he was painting right until his death. In fact, his career peaked when he was in his sixties, after which his most important works were produced. The British Museum’s ‘Hokusai: the Great Wave’ exhibition is the … Continue reading

Sosharu – the best afternoon tea in London!

Sosharu – the best afternoon tea in London!


Afternoon tea doesn’t have to be all finger sandwiches and Earl Grey tea. Sosharu, an izakaya-style restaurant in Farringdon takes it to another level by giving it a distinctly Japanese twist. I’d been looking for an excuse to visit Sosharu for ages and was finally able to last week when I took my mum there … Continue reading

Interview with Fumiaki Miura

Interview with Fumiaki Miura


Last month I blogged that the Avex Recital Series is coming to Wigmore Hall this summer, which is a great chance for you to see some young Japanese musical talent on stage in London. I caught up with Japanese violinist Fumiaki Miura who will be performing on TODAY (Saturday 17 June at 1pm). You can … Continue reading

Diary date: HYPER JAPAN

Diary date: HYPER JAPAN


HYPER JAPAN returns to London this summer (14-16 July) at Tobacco Dock in London. This weekend festival of all things Japan has been running for a few years now and continues to prove popular with fans of Japanese pop and traditional culture alike. Tickets are still available and you can plan your visit by checking … 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

Interview with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama

Interview with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama


This week, I caught up with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama to talk about the Japan Nakama app, London’s Japanese community and all things Japan! First things first, please introduce yourself. Well, I’m Zia Rahim, the founder (CEO) of Japan Nakama, but originally people know me as a rebel or a person who doesn’t like … Continue reading

Diary date: Asia House Comedy Night

Diary date: Asia House Comedy Night


Current affairs are pretty crazy at the moment and it’s times like these when you really just need a laugh. Thankfully, Asia House is holding a comedy night on Thursday 18th May and you can get your tickets here. Taking the stage are two very talented and award-winning Asian comedians, Yuriko Kotani and Bilal Zafar! … Continue reading

Chihiro Yamanaka wows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Chihiro Yamanaka wows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club


Last weekend, Japanese pianist Chihiro Yamanaka returned to Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho for a third time. I’m always on the lookout for new Japanese artists to discover and am also an uninitiated jazz fan, so this was one performance I didn’t want to miss. Japanese-born, New York-based Chihiro Yamanaka is a firm favourite … Continue reading

Diary date: Kagemusha Pulse & Roll

Diary date: Kagemusha Pulse & Roll


If you’re a fan of the powerful Japanese taiko drum, you’ll be pleased to know that Kagemusha Taiko will be touring the south of England soon! This Devon-based performing arts company has performed at events from Europe to the Middle East, including the BBC Proms, and now they’re coming to a venue near you!  This … Continue reading