Hokkaido – Day 2 (Otaru)

Day 2 of our Hokkaido trip was spent not far away from Sapporo in Otaru, the town with the famous canal. The next day, after a surprisingly good breakfast, we drove to Otaru, where another snow festival was supposed to take place. But – who would have thought it – it ended the night before……

Eatyoursushi Live Event at the Youtube Space Roppongi

So we just got home from an amazing evening, thank to Simon and Martina from Eatyoursushi (formerly Eatyourkimchi) and I just have to tell you all about it. Two weeks ago, during one of the Eatyoursushi Episodes, they announced that there would be a special episode filmed on March 5th where Fans can take part.…

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Hokkaido – Day 1 (Sapporo)

Part one of our Hokkaido Trip from February 14th to February 20th with my parents in law. On Sunday morning we woke up at five am because we had to leave the house at six at latest to get to the airport in time. My parents-in-law had arrived only the day before, together with my…

Dark Waters by Rain Oxford

Magic – Murder – Mystery

Though only vaguely connected to Japan I want to introduce you to “Dark Waters” from Rain Oxford, the first book of her Elemental series. Rain Oxford is a teacher who has been writing for more than half of her life. The Asian-influenced cultures she creates were inspired by Japan, where she attended Ritsumeikan University in…

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Short Visit at the Shinjuku Gyoen

Shortly after I got my new camera my husband had to go to Shinjuku, so I went along to try out my camera in the Shinjuku Gyoen. I hadn’t been there before and since it is quite big I didn’t get to see everything before meeting up again with my husband. The light was not…

Move to Yokohama

Finally back online! Waiting for an internet connection can be a real drag… But let’s talk about our move to Yokohama, since it was not only the first move I experienced in Japan, but also the fastest move ever. My husband had been talking to moving companies a few weeks before and decided finally on…

New blogging companion – EOS Kiss X7

I’m so excited I couldn’t stop myself from bragging (^___^) Just about two hours ago the doorbell rang and I finally got my birthday present (which didn’t make it on time for Tuesday) and it’s an absolutely gorgeous EOS Kiss X7! I have been wanting to buy a camera for so long now and always…