Day 249 – Homemade Gyoza

It was just yesterday when I was writing about my recent Japanese culinary adventures. The truth is, I'm relatively new to Japanese food beyond the standard sushi or teriyaki chicken. Frankfurt has a lot of really good Japanese restaurants, and last year I travelled to Düsseldorf, specifically to visit the large Japanese area and many… Continue reading Day 249 – Homemade Gyoza

Day 168 – Ninjutsu

Every year in Frankfurt there is a fantastic Japanese film festival called the Nippon Connection. As well as showing interesting films from Japan, the programme is always jam-packed with various exhibitions, classes, and concerts all on different aspects of Japanese culture. This year, the festival was entirely online, and although I didn't catch any films,… Continue reading Day 168 – Ninjutsu

Day 64 – Played an Otamatone

I wasn't sure what an Otamatone was, but when one of my husband's colleagues suggested it as a new thing, with the offer to borrow hers, my curiosity was piqued. It turns out to be a Japanese synthesiser, shaped like a musical note, with a cute, if vacant, little face. It was very intriguing... What… Continue reading Day 64 – Played an Otamatone