The other week I went to the Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku, and it was great! It was like stepping into a crazy anime scene, with bright colours everywhere. I went on the weekend, and after looking on the website and seeing you couldn’t make reservations for the weekend, I was a bit worried about … More Kawaii Monster Cafe!
There have been quite a few things going on to kick off the new year, and a lot of confusion about where these things happen, so I thought I’d give you an insight into how I spent my new year! First of all there is a lot of confusion and myth surrounding New Year in … More New Year and the Emperor!
In Tokyo there are tons of “illuminations” in the Christmas spirit, one of which I wrote about recently. I couldn’t get enough of the twinkly lights and ended up going to both the Shiodome’s and the Sky Tree’s illuminations. Neither of which is an evening’s event exactly, but doing both made for a lovely evening … More Illuminations and Christmas Market!
Whilst on my year abroad in Japan, I have become increasingly aware of many things. Coming from a Western perspective, some of these things are particularly notable, such as the ever-problematic issue of the gender gap. Although Japan is often thought of as a well-developed and forward-thinking country, in terms of gender equality, this may … More Gender Inequality in Japan
It has been far too long since I actually posted something on here, so I thought I would just do a really quick post about the Christmas Lights in Roppongi. There are various different illuminations going on around Tokyo, but this one had a bit of a space theme which I found interesting, and they pulled … More Roppongi Illuminations
Whilst in Japan I am trying to learn how to make some Japanese food, because here there is a severe lack of what I usually buy to make meals – like good bread and cheese. I also know that you can make these things fairly easily in the UK. The lack of my usual food … More Japanese Food!
There are vending machines EVERYWHERE Shop assistants in kawaii shops wear coloured contact lenses and dye their hair to look more cute/western Eating out is often cheaper than buying from the supermarket There is a green tea flavour for basically anything At some ramen shops, you get a ticket from a vending machine … More 10 Weird Everyday Things in Tokyo