My brother in law’s parents, Masao and Katsuko Inaba, run a little curry restaurant, Zakkaya, at the bottom of their home in Soshigaya, Setagaya, a suburb of Tokyo. This dynamic duo who both come from artistic backgrounds, Masao in metal Continue reading A cosy curry restaurant that’s drawing a crowd!
It’s hard to believe that it is already a year since Mr Iced Vovo and I headed off on our three month trip to Japan, Greece and the USA. The first stop was Japan that saw us training from Narita Continue reading Squirrels, snow, shrines, shopping and more in Sapporo
Ginkakuji was inspired by Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) and built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the grandson of the shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, who had the Golden Pavilion as his home before leaving it in his will to the people of Kyoto as a Continue reading By the Silvery Moon
Kinkaku-ji is bound to be on your itinerary if visiting the temples of Kyoto. This iconic and majestic Golden Temple sits on the edge of a large pond that wonderfully reflects the brilliance of the building and is surrounded by Continue reading On Golden Pond!
There is nothing I love more than getting a parcel from my sister who lives in Sapporo Japan. Alison has a knack of finding the most weird and wonderful things in her local supermarket, corner shop or beyond. Whilst I Continue reading Lost in translation…
Red Dragon Fly Aka Tombo is the beautiful millinery of Pheigi Sugahara MacDonald a creative Scot now living in Sapporo, Japan. After travelling to many countries Pheigi is on a mission to help lessen the world’s waste, to encourage people Continue reading Hats off to one milliner making a difference!
Sapporo is a popular tourist destination for travellers into winter sports. With an annual cumulative snowfall of about 5m and plenty of ski resorts to choose from, many people are putting Sapporo on their ski-circuit. Mr Iced Vovo and I Continue reading Beer, baths and blizzards in Sapporo
Kyoto is a wonderful melting-pot of old and new Japan that both enchants and excites. From the magnificent temples (of which there are many), to the narrow cobbled streets (many unnamed), to artisans and traditions that stem back thousands of Continue reading Kyoto – charm, culture and creative cuisine