Author Archives: Renae Lucas-Hall

Win a Copy of “Zaido”, a Stunning New Artbook by Yukari Chikura worth £75.00!

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS SJP @MissSJP ON TWITTER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER AND DON’T FORGET TO RETURN TO MY CHERRY BLOSSOM STORIES BLOG IN THE FUTURE FOR MORE COMPETITIONS. It’s competition time again and this prize is one of the best ever!…

Some Thoughts on 2020, Coronavirus and Emergency Remote Teaching by Dr Eleanor Yamaguchi

This month, it’s a great honour and pleasure for me to share the following blog post by Dr Eleanor Yamaguchi. Originally from the UK, this highly educated Japanophile has been living in the Land of the Rising Sun for a third of her lifespan. Dr Yamaguchi is currently working as an Associate Professor at Kyoto Prefectural…

Sakura 桜 (Cherry Blossoms) — A True Story by Don MacLaren

In celebration of the cherry blossom season in Japan, here’s a slightly steamy true story about love, passion, feelings, and the transient nature of life titled “Sakura 桜 (Cherry Blossoms)” by Don MacLaren, an accomplished writer and Japanologist. MacLaren spent many years living and working in Japan. His understanding of the way Japanese people think…