Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Film of Japan’s Greatest Artist

In the years before he died, Katsushika Hokusai is reported to have said: “If Heaven will grant me just five more years, then I will become a real painter.” This showed the acerbic wit of the man whose work has … Continue reading

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35 Years of Japan Mods Mayday

May 17th 2015 was the 35th anniversary of Japan Mods Mayday, held as always in Club Citta, Kawasaki (there is a sister event in Nagoya) – so how was it? Was it a celebration of past glories? Was it a … Continue reading

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Reiko’s School Trip to the End of the World

Sapporo – the capital city of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido! The word ‘island’ doesn’t really do justice to the sprawling scope of Hokkaido – think of it as Scotland, and Sapporo as Edinburgh, and you’ll have an idea of … Continue reading

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