As part of its ‘Universal Cool Japan’ 2018 programme (January 19th – September 30th 2018), Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has put the spotlight on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, the classic 1990s anime series with a global fan base that aired in more than 40 countries. The world class amusement park is offering limited edition… Continue reading Eating Like Usagi: Sailor Moon Inspired Food at Universal Studios Japan 2018
In March, April and May Japan’s dormant cherry trees come to life in full bloom in beautiful shades of pink. Cherry blossoms or sakura mark the start of spring in Japan, a time for new beginnings, and the famous or perhaps infamous (depending on the company you keep), hanami parties where revellers have picnics with… Continue reading 7 Japanese Sakura Themed Snacks
‘The origin of every activity of human-kind is related to food. Human beings are noodle beings.’ – Momofuku Ando, Inventor of Instant Ramen
In Japan, Valentines Day, like pretty much everywhere else in the world, is all about chocolate (oh yes, and love and romance – but let’s put that aside). So important is chocolate during Valentines Day in Japan, that ‘Giri choco’ literally meaning ‘obligation chocolate’ is given to bosses and male co-workers in a completely platonic… Continue reading Chocolate Ramen, Heart Crêpes, and Teddy Bear Ice Cream: Valentines Food in Japan
Matcha, powdered green tea, has long been a staple in Japanese culture and cuisine. The superfood is said to contain antioxidants, which can reduce the risks of heart disease and boost metabolism. It also contains caffeine, which when mixed with other properties in the tea, create a calm alertness, making it an attractive alternative to… Continue reading 5 Surprising Snack Brands with Matcha Flavoured Products
A closer look at 12 flavours of the iconic Pocky sticks available in Japan right now.
The Sailor Moon Café is back for 2017, popping up in four cities nationwide – Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.