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Nakama Writer: Emily Shaw
Looking for an adult craft workshop? Or inspiration for wedding decor? Pom Pom Factory is for you…
Founder of Pom Pom Factory, Karen, is a great example of how a seemingly simple idea can create something extremely beautiful. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese art of XX and with a lifetime of love for crafts and making things, Karen not only produces stunning paper flowers for weddings, partie
Nakama Writer: Emily Shaw
Why I Love Japan: Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix
As we continue to delve into the London’s Japanese art scene, sharing some of our favourite works – and in this case, some of our favourite curations – our attention turns to Yamamoto Keiko Rochaix, a contemporary gallery in Spitalfields that seeks to share vibrant, international works. “Coming from
Nakama Writer: Cleary Mallard
UMMMI Interview: Avant-Garde Cinema, Audience Freedom and Tokyo’s Best Nightclubs
Inside the belly of Pirate Studios in Bristol, I connect to the Wi-Fi and let Umi know that I’m ready for a chat. I swipe the green button and she appears on my phone screen, comfortable in her cosy, daylight-fresh London flat. It’s thanks to JAEFF that we’re talking. Her film, Desktop Treasure, is
Nakama Writer: Emily Shaw
Sake and cheese? You heard it here first…
While it’s certainly true that cheese is for the French what sake is for the Japanese, combining the two may seem an unusual pairing for even the foodiest of foodies.While we’ll admit that we too were sat in the sceptical camp, an evening spent at Bistro Mirey – a charming eatery with a strong commu
Nakama Writer: Emily Shaw
Why I love Japan: Matt Nguyen illustrator and founder of Jolly Awesome
We’re excited to share with you Matt Nguyen whose brand Jolly Awesome (run alongside wife Katie) features cute prints, pins, and ceramics. We’re most in love with Jolly Awesome’s collaboration with Sanrio (Hello Kitty fangirl right here) check it out at their shop. “After my first 24 hours in Tokyo,
Nakama Writer: Emily Shaw
Why I love Japan: Asa + Yu
A slightly different addition to our ‘Why I love Japan’ series, which aims to share the work of some of the Nakama team’s favourites artists, photographers and craftspeople, we’re so pleased to feature Asa + Yu, a collaborative group based in Tokyo and London which delivers projects related to archi

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John’s Oddities: Nanatsuiro Candy Drops
I’ll be the first person to admit that my collection of anime merchandise & memorabilia is neither the largest nor the most valuable. I collect what I like (when I can afford to) and have a particular fondness for unusual and novel items. These items aren’t necessarily rare or valuable; they’re just
John’s Oddities: OJ: Osamu Juice
I’ll be the first person to admit that my collection of anime merchandise & memorabilia is neither the largest nor the most valuable. I collect what I like (when I can afford to) and have a particular fondness for unusual and novel items. These items aren’t necessarily rare or valuable; they’re just
John’s Oddities: Sakuma Drops
I’ll be the first person to admit that my collection of anime merchandise & memorabilia is neither the largest nor the most valuable. I collect what I like (when I can afford to) and have a particular fondness for unusual and novel items. These items aren’t necessarily rare or valuable; they’re just
John’s Oddities: Lovely Gantai
I’ll be the first person to admit that my collection of anime merchandise & memorabilia is neither the largest nor the most valuable. I collect what I like (when I can afford to) and have a particular fondness for unusual and novel items. These items aren’t necessarily rare or valuable; they’re just
John’s Oddities: Retro Gaming
I’m not a serious or extensive video game collector, but there are a few games that I deem unique components of my anime collection, including this Uchuu Senkan Yamato handheld and the Akira Famicom cartridge.Original Article
Anime vs. Real Life – Onomichi Is the Town Between the Sky and Sea
Between the steep hillside and the Seto Inland Sea, there’s a small port town called Onomichi, a quaint little town full of temples and shrines, which also happens to be the home of Japan’s Ministry of Fishery’s space program. With all the fish gone from the entire sea, Japan sets out to explore new

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Pringles Flavored Ramen And Noodles Exist In Japan
Of course they do! This month, Pringles Sour Cream and Onion flavored fried noodles and Pringles Jalapeño and Onion ramen will go on sale in Japan.Read more…Original Article
No65 [GASTRONOMY] The lure of the islands
In Tokyo, there’s a restaurant unlike any other, where you can discover food from around 6,850 islands in the archipelago.The Japanese archipelago is made up of 6,852 islands, of which 400 are inhabited, and with a coastline of more than 100 metres in length. From the north to the south, they each h
Kyoto Fair 2018
Join Japan Centre as we celebrate some of the finest cuisine in Japan with our 2018 Kyoto Fair. Online and in-store from 6th – 26th October, this is your chance to experience exquisite sake, the finest matcha, and lots of other artisan products from the magical Kyoto Prefecture. We’ll also be hostin
Japanese Fast Food Chain Mos Burger Is In Trouble 
This hasn’t been a good past few months for one of my favorite fast food chains, Mos Burger.Read more…Original Article
No65 [HARUYO’S RECIPE] SADO NO SATSUMA AGE (Sado-style fried fishcakes)
RECIPE1 Boil the edamame for 3 minutes, then drain.2 Blend the fish and salt in a food processor.3 Add the well-drained tofu, sugar, sake, mirin, soy sauce and cornflour.4 Mix well.5 Place in a bowl and add the edamame.6 Shape into rounded patties about a centimetre thick. fry in oil at 170°c.7 Cook
Sansho – The Japanese Pepper
Sansho is native to Japan. The leaves are usually used as a herb, however it is often referred to as 'Japanese pepper.' It comes from a plant called the prickly ash which is closely related to the plant that szechuan pepper is harvested.Sansho has been used in Japan as a herbal medicine to treat dia

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10 Best Day Trips from Tokyo 2018
Planning your trip to Tokyo?? Make sure to take 1 or 2 day trips from Tokyo to explore great neighbours! There are numbers of amazing places you can reach within 2 hours from Tokyo. Mt Fuji viewing, Hakone Onsen, nature activities.. here are 10 most recommended day trip tours and activities from Tok
ToPoJo’s “Deep Beatitude”
Kyoto JournalToPoJo’s “Deep Beatitude”Tokyo Poetry Journal, Vol. 5. Japan and the Beats. Ed. Taylor Mignon, 2018.The whole matter of Beat Lit/Beat Culture’s engagement with Japan has been overdue for thoughtful attention for too long. With writing on Beat Generation personalities and their work at n
The Museum of Forbidden Art
Kyoto JournalThe Museum of Forbidden Art Igor Vitalyevich Savitsky was a nobody. An electrician by training but a keen amateur artist on the side, in 1950 he joined an archaeological dig in the remote Karakum Desert of Karakalpakstan, a place in northwestern Uzbekistan that was as unheard of then as
Japan Dissents
Kyoto JournalJapan DissentsDissenting Japan: A History of Japanese Radicalism and Counterculture from 1945 to Fukushima by William Andrews. London: Hurst, 356 pp., $45.00 (cloth).Not long ago, I had the opportunity to spend the morning at a castle on the coast of Ghana through which hundreds of thou
Hunter Gathering with Tomoko Konoike
Kyoto JournalHunter Gathering with Tomoko KonoikeThis is a guest post by Anna Jamieson at Japan Objects (www.japanobjects.com) This autumn, feast on the otherworldly paintings of Japanese artist Tomoko Konoike. Here at Japan Objects we spoke to Konoike about her show: ‘Hunter Gatherer’ now on at the
Alfa-X Shinkansen: the 400 km/h Experimental Bullet Train
The next generation of Shinkansen bullet trains will begin testing next year. The state-of-the-art ‘Alfa-X’ is expected to travel faster than 400 km/h (almost 250 mph!) and will have a range of groundbreaking features.The new bullet train will have an aerodynamic, 22-meter nose (longer than any trai

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Studio Ghibli reveals visualisations for new theme park in Japan
A new amusement park in Japan will bring to life the worlds of Studio Ghibli, the Oscar-winning animation house known for its films Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro.Set to open in 2022, the Studio Ghibli park will be built on the Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park in Nagakute city, near Nagoya
Interlocking indoor and outdoor levels bring Japanese house close to nature
For this lakeside house in Japan, Tokyo-based studio Sugawaradaisuke used five interlocking levels to create multiple viewing platforms both inside and outside the property.Rather than a traditional two-storey structure, the architecture practice designed a multi-level layout for the cottage, that g
Suzuki Architects combines a home and shop at Gré Square House
Large openings in the corrugated-metal facades of this boxy building in Shizuoka, Japan, frame views of the neighbourhood from a shop on the ground floor and residence above.Tokyo studio Suzuki Architects designed Gré Square House for a client who runs a business selling clothes and other products m
Ryuichi Ashizawa uses traditional techniques to control climate at house on Okinawa Island
Large eaves and a metal-mesh canopy that will eventually be covered with plants help to shade the interiors of this concrete house on Japan's Okinawa Island.Osaka-based studio Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects designed the house called Ma of Wind for a plot in a residential area southwest of the 14th-cent
Japanese Fashion Designer in Avant-Garde Street Style w/ Necktie, Comme des Garcons, Frammy, Vintage Tops & Coin Glasses
It was hard to miss TKM®freedom and his extreme streetwear style on the Harajuku street one evening.The 21-year-old fashion designer stepped out wearing a vintage multicolored cardigan, worn over a floral print bow top. He styled his layered tops with layered bottoms, which consists of a black pleat
Akihisa Hirata stacks concrete boxes to create “futuristic and savage” Tree-ness House
Japanese studio Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office has completed a mixed-use building in Tokyo featuring a jumbled composition of concrete rooms that create spaces for small balconies and gardens.The firm headed by architect Akihisa Hirata designed the building in Tokyo's Toshima district to provide

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Vocabulary for Tokyo Immigration Office, Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau FAQ
Vocabulary for Tokyo Immigration Office, Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau FAQ If you are a new resident to Japan – visiting the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau (東京(とうきょう)入国(にゅうこく)管理(かんり)局(きょく)) / (Tokyo Immigration Office) is likely something that you will have to do.In this blog post we hope
Conquering the Unknown with JapanesePod101
When I decided that I was going to spend the summer before my final year of college abroad in Japan, I knew that I had to prepare for a trip unlike anything else that I had ever experienced in my lifetime. I knew absolutely nothing about the culture or the language and I was going with two of my bud
Japanese Digital Marketing Vocabulary List & Flashcards
Japanese Digital Marketing Vocabulary List & Flashcards Are you looking for Japanese Digital Marketing Vocabulary? Do you work in marketing or online content creation in Japan? Maybe you are a designer – or a manager that has to work with a marketing team. Whatever your reason – you may need to
How to Start Thinking in Japanese
Learn 4 tools and techniques to stop translating in your head and start thinking in JapaneseGoing through Japanese lessons is enough to get by and learn the basics of Japanese, but to truly become fluent you need to be able to think in Japanese. This will allow you to have conversations with ease, r
Shi – Shitaka Ga Nai, Shoganai – What to do when it can’t be helped.
Shi – Shitaka Ga Nai, Shoganai – What to do when it can’t be helped. 「しかた(が)ない、しょうがない」、Shikata ga nai, shouganaiThere’s nothing you can do. / It can’t be helped.日本語In any language – there are important popular phrases that can help to facilitate communication and express ideas clearly. If you are
Fall In Love With Learning
Let’s face it. Learning Japanese seems like a daunting task. You’ve got your hands full with new alphabet systems, grammar structures, formality levels and expressions…not knowing where to start, tackling this language and its nuances may be overwhelming. Luckily, the team at JapanesePod101 is dedic