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Boing! Spring Japanese Tea Tasting Event At Minamoto London

Sample some of the best high quality Japanese teas available in the UK!

Japanese Green TeaVenue: Minamoto Kitchoan 44 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DS

Date: 22nd March 2014

Time: 13.00 – 18.30

Admission: FREE Read more…

Anime Review: Hakuoki

March 2, 2014 1 comment

Yukimura Chizuru’s father holds the key to Japan’s bloodshed. She must find him!

Hakuoki  anime seriesThe Hakuoki series, which includes two seasons and a third season that acts as a prequel, is a romantic take on historical characters and events, with a bit of vampire/mysticism thrown in for good measure. The mystical nature of the show is not an unusual turn for anime to take, but this series manages to be both intriguing and action-packed while remaining Read more…

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Japanese Tea Tasting Event At Minamoto London

December 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Sample some of the best high quality Japanese teas available in the UK!

ES Fooding Trading Japanese tea tasting eventVenue: Minamoto Kitchoan 44 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DS

Date: 14th December 2013

Time: 13.00 – 18.30

Admission: FREE Read more…

The Nakasendo Road Part Three: Day 7 – 10

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Third and final part: Japanophile Trevor Skingle ‘walks Japan’ to raise funds for the humanitarian charity RedR UK!

Nakasedno Road Part Three Day 7 - 10Day Seven: O-tsumago to Kiso-Fukushima – Reports came in that 800mm of rain had fallen on Kyōto as a result of the typhoon Man Yi, that the level of the Kamogawa River at Sanjo Obashi Bridge where the group had walked a few nights before was phenomenally high and there had been Read more…

The Nakasendō Road Part One: Day 1 – 3

October 8, 2013 2 comments

Part One of Three: Japanophile Trevor Skingle ‘walks Japan’ to raise funds for the humanitarian charity RedR UK!

Statue of Ii Naomasa outside Hikone Station, Hikone Castle Stretching 533km from Edo (modern day Tōkyo) to Kyōtō the Nakasendō Road, though extant since the seventh century, was administratively established as one of the five official roads of the Edo Era (the others being the Tōkaidō, Kōshū Kaidō, Ōshū Kaidō, and Nikkō Kaidō) by Tokugawa Ieyasu shortly after his victory at Read more…

Shinsengumi in, Kyōto: Part Two – Around Kiyamachi Street (Kiyamachi Dōri)

September 30, 2013 4 comments

Concluding story of Shinsengumi: Japan’s “Special military police force”!

Furutaka Shuntaro    Hijikata ToshizōIntroduction

In the lead up to the Meiji Restoration supporters of the Meiji Court, the National Patriots, Ishin Shishi, were formed mainly from the Tozama Daimyo, the Oustide Lords, those who had submitted to the Tokugawa only after their defeat at the battle of Sekigahara and who were predominantly made up of Read more…

August Japanese Tea Tasting Event At Minamoto London

August 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Sample some of the best high quality Japanese teas available in the UK!

SUMIRE Fukamushi Premium Sencha Organic Eco-farmedVenue: Minamoto Kitchoan 44 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DS

Date: 24 August 2013

Time: 13.00 – 18.30

Admission: FREE

UK Japanese tea supplier/distributor/promotor ES Food Trading, founded by DJ’s good friend Eiko Stains, will be holding a FREE tea tasting event at Read more…

FREE Japanese Tea Tasting Event At Minamoto London

July 16, 2013 7 comments

Sample some of the best high quality Japanese teas available in the UK!

SUMIRE Fukamushi Premium Sencha Organic Eco-farmedVenue: Minamoto Kitchoan 44 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DS

Date: 20 July 2013

Time: 13.00 – 18.00

Admission: FREE

UK Japanese tea supplier/distributor/promotor ES Food Trading, founded by DJ’s good friend Eiko Stains, will be holding a FREE tea tasting event at Read more…

Luxury Holidays In The Land Of The Rising Sun

February 14, 2013 2 comments

Castles, theme parks, breath-taking scenery…  Japan has it all!

Mt.Fuji and Motosuko (©Akira Okada/©JNTO)

Japan is a fascinating country with a rich history and culture, a unique mix of old and new. It is a country definitely worth visiting in style. Here is what you need to know about spending a luxury holiday in this beautiful place. Read more…

Travel & Tourism: Activity Holidays In Japan

October 1, 2012 5 comments

Japan has a comprehensive and diverse range of attractions to offer!

Japan is often thought of as one of the world’s technology hubs. With activity tours, however, you can see its little-known side filled with natural, historical and cultural wonders. There is more to Japan than what you can find in its hustling and Read more…

A Short Guide To Walking holidays and singles activity holidays In Japan

September 3, 2012 5 comments

Reasons to visit Japan!

Here is a short guide to walking and activity holidays in Japan and how to get the most out of your time there. Japan is a country of contrasts, with fascinating history, scenic landscapes and ultra-modern cities. You can enjoy the culture and the cuisine provided by the friendly people.

From the tranquil Zen gardens to the vibrant city of Tokyo, Japan has so much diversity to offer. Getting to Japan Read more…

Meiji Era Kabuki: Three Shintomiza Tsuji Banzuke Part One – 1891

June 23, 2012 11 comments

First in a three-part series by Kabuki collector and researcher Trevor Skingle!

After completing my research on a 1922 Shintomiza Kabuki theatre face pressing or oshiguma I bought three Kabuki playbills or tsuji banzuke advertising performance runs at the Shintomiza.

Initially located in the Pleasure Quarter of Saruwaka-cho the Shintomiza, originally called the Moritaza, was one of the three major Kabuki theatres or Edosanza of Tokyo. It was Read more…

Confessions Of An Otaku: David Blandy In Conversation With Manga Artist Inko

January 28, 2012 3 comments

Talk & screening Thursday 16th February 2012

Time: 18.45

Venue: Asia house 63 New Cavendish Street London W1G 7LP

Video artist David Blandy unravels his obsession with Chinese and Japanese popular culture. From philosophical conversations with Bruce Lee to the quandary caused by Read more…

Wagashi – Edible Works of Art!

April 19, 2011 12 comments

Wagashi (Japanese confectionary) make a wonderful compliment to Japanese tea!

Wagashi are delicious traditional Japanese confectionaries that embody the four seasons and masterfully fashioned by artisans – a skill that has been passed on from generation to generation – to represent various motifs of nature and come in all colours and shapes and are a feast for the eyes as they are for the mouth… Read more…

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