Tagged with Tokyo

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct


If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know I’m a big fan of matcha – whether it’s a proper frothy cup at a tea ceremony, matcha latte or matcha cake. You can guess I’d be pleased to receive a box of matcha goodies in the post! I recently received a small box from Tokyo … 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

Reading ‘Slow Boat’ by Hideo Furukawa

Reading ‘Slow Boat’ by Hideo Furukawa


Japanese literature fans may already be aware that Pushkin Press has been releasing a series of Japanese novellas this year. The latest of these releases is Hideo Furukawa’s Slow Boat, a story of a man trapped in Tokyo. Slow Boat flits between the present, as our narrator Boku wanders a deserted Tokyo on Christmas Eve, and the … Continue reading

Reading ‘Tokyo’ by Nicholas Hogg

Reading ‘Tokyo’ by Nicholas Hogg


I recently won several books in a competition held by Love Japan Magazine, which is basically the best kind of prize I could ever win (next to an actual trip to Japan). I was spoiled for choice with some great books but Nicholas Hogg’s Tokyo was the first I picked up because its plot had me immediately … Continue reading

Mochi and coconuts at Tokyo Nights!

Mochi and coconuts at Tokyo Nights!


Hidden away behind behind some high rise buildings in East London is a little slice of Tokyo. Every Thursday to Sunday until 19th December the Red Market on Old Street has been transformed into a lantern-lit square that puts you in the mind of being in Japan’s charming back streets. Tokyo Nights is the brainchild … Continue reading

Book review: Number 9 Dream

Book review: Number 9 Dream


Number 9 Dream is the second novel from David Mitchell, he of Cloud Atlas fame. He spent a few years travelling around Japan before he became a published writer, and you can see he got a lot of his inspiration from his time in the country. Number 9 Dream is a fairly trippy story set in … Continue reading

Oana blogs: The Moomin Cafe!

Oana blogs: The Moomin Cafe!


Today’s guest blog is from my fabulous travel buddy Oana, who I spent two amazing weeks with in Japan! I roped her into doing some blogging, so here’s her first one about a trip to the Moomin Cafe in Tokyo! Ever since reading this article on The Guardian, my plan was to sneakily work in … Continue reading

Weird finds in Akihabara and Ikebukuro!

Weird finds in Akihabara and Ikebukuro!


It’s a well known fact that Japan has plenty of ‘weird’ stuff, and many of those things happen to be in Tokyo. So, I decided a load of holiday photos from Akihabara and Ikebukuro would be a nice way to take you on a mini tour of some of the ‘weird’ things we found in Tokyo. Don’t … Continue reading