manga, anime & cosplay

‘My favourite day of the school holidays‘ wrote my 5 year old boy, ‘was using the Japanese Washlet toilet at the Japan House. It squirts water at your bumhole and then dries it with hot air.’ Indeed, Japan House, High Street Kensington, is fun to pop in before a romp in Hyde Park (not too Read more

HYPER JAPAN 2014 Round Up

Bringing Japanese pop culture all together into one fantastic festival, HYPER JAPAN 2014 (July 25-27) is a must for the Japan enthusiast!  The festival is held over three days at  Earls Court One, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA (nearest tube: Earl’s Court). For Japanfans who just can’t get enough, and there are not one, but Read more

The mischievous, red-haired orphan known as ‘Anne of Green Gables’, from the bestselling 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, is big in Japan.  This isn’t news to most Japanese people, who know her fondly as Akage no An (literally ‘Red-haired Anne’) but it’s surprising how often I’ll mention the fact to a fellow Read more