Japanese culture Archive

It’s that time of year… 2014 calendars are now available to order from YesAsia, with the likes of AKB48, Gackt and various Anime titles including: My Neighbor Totoro, One Piece, […]

2014 Japanese Calendar Sale at YesAsia

It’s that time of year… 2014 calendars are now available to order from YesAsia, with the likes of AKB48, Gackt and various Anime titles including: My Neighbor Totoro, One Piece, […]

TOKYO – I’ve never had fugu but it’s been on my bucket list since I first learned of its existence. I’ve always felt that there are things out there that […]

Fugu Restrictions To Be Relaxed

TOKYO – I’ve never had fugu but it’s been on my bucket list since I first learned of its existence. I’ve always felt that there are things out there that […]

One of my favourite Japanese films of all time is Sakuran. This striking film, that punishes the eyes with the most amazing array of reds you’ve ever seen in one […]

Aspects of Japanese Cinema (Barbican – 14 November 2010)

One of my favourite Japanese films of all time is Sakuran. This striking film, that punishes the eyes with the most amazing array of reds you’ve ever seen in one […]

Wintertime seems pretty good for any fan of Asian Culture in London. Barbican is hosting a feast of Japanese themed activities including a Japanese Film Festival – Aspects of Japanese […]

Aspects of Japanese Cinema – Barbican (until 19 December)

Wintertime seems pretty good for any fan of Asian Culture in London. Barbican is hosting a feast of Japanese themed activities including a Japanese Film Festival – Aspects of Japanese […]

WANT!

SMASH your Axe…

WANT!

CDJapan has these great little items on offer. Much in the vein of the Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks I mentioned a while back, these ones are based on the massive […]

Rebuild of Evangelion Entry Plug Chopsticks

CDJapan has these great little items on offer. Much in the vein of the Star Wars Lightsaber Chopsticks I mentioned a while back, these ones are based on the massive […]

Onboard

This is from Japan Today.com: Commuters crowd into Tokyo’s weekday morning trains. Check out the Picture of the Day page for similar items…

Great little segment broadcast on NEWSLINE (NHK World TV) today, how anime is helping tourism in Japan. Evangelion is the subject of this one…

ANIME Tourism

Great little segment broadcast on NEWSLINE (NHK World TV) today, how anime is helping tourism in Japan. Evangelion is the subject of this one…

Gundam Cafe opens in Akiba

I’m surprised that this hasn’t happened before now, but on Saturday a Mobile Suit Gundam themed restaurant opened in Akihabara, Tokyo. Customers are entertained with 31 years worth of nostalgia, […]

Kabuki star Ichikawa Ebizo XI will be returning to London in June to perform ‘‘Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura’’ (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees) at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre. It’s the […]

Ebizo returning to London to perform kabuki

Kabuki star Ichikawa Ebizo XI will be returning to London in June to perform ‘‘Yoshitsune Senbon Zakura’’ (Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees) at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre. It’s the […]

A new reflexology store opens in Akihabara today, and being Akihabara you can image it would be a little different from a normal reflexology store. At ‘Action!’ customers can have […]

Akiba Po-Po Help You Relax…

A new reflexology store opens in Akihabara today, and being Akihabara you can image it would be a little different from a normal reflexology store. At ‘Action!’ customers can have […]

The Japan Weather Association has released information about this years Cherry Blossom Season. Every spring, Japan turns into a glorious spectacle of pink and white and the Japanese people (who […]

Cherry Blossom Forecast

The Japan Weather Association has released information about this years Cherry Blossom Season. Every spring, Japan turns into a glorious spectacle of pink and white and the Japanese people (who […]

Remember that post back in August last year where I was going on about Kirsten Dunst displaying her CosPlay talents in Akihabara? Well the video finally has been finally upped […]

Video: Turning Japanese – Kirsten Dunst ‘Akihabara Majokko Princess’

Remember that post back in August last year where I was going on about Kirsten Dunst displaying her CosPlay talents in Akihabara? Well the video finally has been finally upped […]

Dunst Does Cosplay

Kirsten Dunst spotted in Tokyo’s Akihabara otaku shopping district in a sailor-suit costume and a blue wig. Reports out of ANN suggest that she’s all ‘dolled’ up for a video […]

Looks like it’s a special ‘Figure Day’ today! Also available from cdJapan to pre-order is the ‘Rebuild of Evangelion Rei Ayanami with Entry Plug Interior’ figure. I’m into anything EVA […]

Rei with Entry Plug Interior

Looks like it’s a special ‘Figure Day’ today! Also available from cdJapan to pre-order is the ‘Rebuild of Evangelion Rei Ayanami with Entry Plug Interior’ figure. I’m into anything EVA […]

Currently running in a ‘sort of’ season 2 incarnation, where in fact the 1st season is being re-run with new episodes placed in between the old ones, The Melancholy of […]

Nendoroid Haruhi

Currently running in a ‘sort of’ season 2 incarnation, where in fact the 1st season is being re-run with new episodes placed in between the old ones, The Melancholy of […]

Originally written May 1, 2009 ‘Aruitemo Aruitemo’ When it comes to film, it seems as though only a select few are able to capture what’s really trying to be said […]

REVIEW: Still Walking (2008)

Originally written May 1, 2009 ‘Aruitemo Aruitemo’ When it comes to film, it seems as though only a select few are able to capture what’s really trying to be said […]

Wherever you go on the interwub, there will be flame throwers aimed at you from every corner for your taste in everything – this is especially the case when it […]

Anime Top 10

Wherever you go on the interwub, there will be flame throwers aimed at you from every corner for your taste in everything – this is especially the case when it […]

Review: Tokyo Trash Baby (2000)

Originally written May 2, 2009 WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! Ryuichi HIROKI‘s (I Am and S & M Writer) film from 2000 is one of those films that has you curiously […]

Review: Breathe in, Breathe out (2005)

Originally written May 10, 2009 Take a deep breath. Breathe In, Breathe Out (aka The Necessity of Deep Breathing). The Okinawa region of Japan is well known for its farmland. […]

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