Tag Archives: Japan

Review of Handmade in Japan: The Pursuit of Perfection in Traditional Crafts 日本の手仕事

Published by Gestalten Photos and Essays by Irwin Wong Famous architect Kengo Kuma provides a thought-provoking introduction but Irwin Wong is the true orchestrator of this beautiful photobook. As you turn each page, it’s Wong’s stunning photos and fascinating essays that introduce you to the exquisite handicrafts and the artisans who make them throughout Japan.…

Exclusive Interview with Celebrity Donna Burke in Tokyo

This month, it’s a great privilege to share with you my exclusive interview with Donna Burke in Japan. But before we get to the Q&A, let me give you a quick rundown of Donna’s achievements . . . Donna Burke is a famous Australian singer, songwriter, voice actress, freelance broadcaster for NHK, and businesswoman, living…

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…