From September, 2016

Curry — It’s More ‘Japanese’ Than You Think

To many people in Japan, summertime is synonymous with hot and spicy food. Spices are believed to cool you down by making you perspire, as well as stimulating an appetite dulled by the sweltering weather. The quintessential spicy dish in Japan is curry, which is so popular that it’s regarded, along with ramen, as one…

Studio Ghibli – The Disney of Japan

When people talk about Japanese anime and manga, you think of series like Dragon Ball Z and Bleach. However, there is one studio that has repeatedly produced amazing animated films that have kept the world spellbound – its name is Studio Ghibli and its most famous animation, Spirited Away has captured the imagination of children…

All Things Green Tea

Green tea is hugely popular at the moment – not only to drink, but also as a hipster ingredient in all sorts of things. Just type ‘green tea recipes’ into Pinterest and you’ll see what we mean. However, green tea has a centuries long tradition in Japan and its popularity is due in no small…