Author Archives: Tokugawa

The story of the miltdown man

Hey everyone, long time no see. So what’s going on with you? Great, just great. So listen, the other day I went to my very first enkai. Attending an enkai is one of the more distinctive Japanese experiences, so I was … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of pushing my patience

Ah, the evocative sounds of the Japanese night. Over the centuries countless poets have been inspired by the cry of the cicada, the rustle of grass in the summer wind and the ear-splitting racket of some cretin revving a motorbike … Continue reading

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Don’t go home without your hard-off

Are you hard?   Not like that, though. No no no. I mean, are you hard? Come on now, there’s no shame in it. No, I won’t ask you to stand up. Here’s a place that can cater to the … Continue reading

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Crouching pyjama-bottoms, hidden pyjama-tops

I love pyjamas, me. That’s why I moved to Japan. Because everyone knows no-one knows pyjamas like the Japanese. Virtuoso stuff. But what about the history of pyjamas, I hear you ask. Well, it’s accepted by most scholars that the … Continue reading

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Kan’tchou feel it?

First of all, I’d like to apologise for the lack of updates recently. I hope this makes up for it.   I love it when photos don’t need captions. Hilarious pictures aside, I would now like to talk about a … Continue reading

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The banzai in Kansai falls mainly on the manzai

I had a little holiday last month. So I took a 9 hour bus-ride to Osaka. It’s Japan, but not as you know it. It’s hard to put your finger on it exactly, but everything’s just a little…better.   Do … Continue reading

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Jun, I’m only cooking

Many visitors to Japan find themselves impressed by the general high standard of most restaurants. This is largely due to the consistently high attention to detail, excellent sourcing of ingredients and huge abundance of dishes. In fact, Tokyo alone has … Continue reading

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All about the ‘phoontang

It’s my favourite part of the year; typhoon season! It’s a special time of celebration that runs from late August to early September. During this time many parts of Japan will normally experience at least one typhoon, which is just … Continue reading

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Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head, do they not?

Particles are one of the most distinctive features of the Japanese language. They are short words that are added to the end of phrases or other words to alter the meaning or to provide a grammatical function. A common example … Continue reading

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How not to not speak Japanese

Sometimes not understanding Japanese has its uses. Ignorance is bliss I was reminded of this fact recently as I was paid a visit by the NHK man. For the uninitiated, NHK is Japan’s public broadcaster and, much like the universally … Continue reading

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