Category Archives: Japan

Nineteen Snapshots From the Annual Japanese Market in Leiden

Every May, the¬†SieboldHuis Museum hosts a market in downtown Leiden devoted to all things Nihongo. Here’s some photos from this year’s edition…

Posted in Holland, Japan, museums

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Fortune Kitties

I received a Fortune Kitty for Christmas about a decade ago. Actually, three Fortune Kitties. A big one flanked by two smaller furballs. They sat on my desk for years but I never thought to look into the origin of … Continue reading

Posted in ani-pals, Japan

The Most “Kawaii” Punk Rockers in the Whole, Wide World

Shonen Knife played a set at the Paradiso in Amsterdam last night and rocked everybody’s socks off. It’s amazing to think that 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of this punk trio from Osaka, Japan. Lead singer Naoko Yamano, the only … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Holland, Japan, music