With increasingly brutal restrictions on foreign expats living in Japan now lifted, just how long will an entry ban last on those wishing to visit Japan for tourism?
Helpful Free Resources to Learn Japanese Online From Home.
While I’m still working on a queue of articles I want to post in the coming weeks, I thought I’d write about helpful resources to study Japanese. Why not take advantage of all the great resources currently floating around online for free during your time at home?Continue reading “Learn Japanese Online For Free”
This is a review of the 2018 Japanese documentary Inland Sea, directed by Kazuhiro Soda.
I know how to fish, but not farm.Continue reading “The Inland Sea Documentary Review”
This is a review meant to start a discussion concerning the Netflix Jdrama My Husband Won’t Fit.
Every time it crosses my mind, I am confused by two fully grown, adult people’s chosen way of life. I mean, those in this world can live however they wish but cultural differences aside, it completely makes no sense to needlessly suffer.
Especially with the revelation that this may have been a biopic, my opinion on these events is further cemented – dramatized or not.Continue reading “My Husband Won’t Fit Netflix Review”
I’ve been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! I don’t even know what to say, I’m so grateful! Thank you Ray so very much! Check out their content, they deserve all the views, readership and success in the world.
The Blogger Recognition Award Rules
So I’m supposed to give a bit of backstory on how the blog came to be, the journey so far, advice for new bloggers, and nominate 10-15 people. I’m a tad long winded, so forgive me for the “how this blog started” portion’s length. I just needed to get its origin story off my chest.
How In Asian Spaces Came to Be:Continue reading “I’ve Been Recognized!”
I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! It’s such an honor and has taken me by surprise. I would like to thank Andrew Comte of excuse my Thai (@excusemythai ) for thinking of me and the work we do on the blog. Please check out his blog, he does some amazing work concerning Thailand and ultimately has a goal of creating a non-profit to help provide rural Thai families with children’s school supplies.
So the rules are to nominate fellow bloggers, and list seven things about myself.Continue reading “I’ve been Nominated!”
A new installment in the Sunday series – this week focusing on Hishigaki from Natsume’s Book of Friends.
This series will explore yokai, their history, and prevalence in a series. Japan is a land where spirituality is prized over religion, and Shintoism is viewed more like tradition than a bind. The tradition of visiting temples on the New Year, adding yuzu fruit to baths during the Winter Solstice, Jizo statues and local shrines are so old that no one remembers its origin story.
Kicking off the #YokaiSpiritSunday series on the official first day of fall, today we will take a look at Nyanko Sensei from Natsume’s Book of Friends!
Of late I’ve found myself writing a lot about yokai, or Japanese spirits. I have always had an interest in them, and read books pertaining to all types of ghosts and supernatural phenomena.Continue reading “Nyanko-sensei, the Maneki-Neko | The Youkai of Anime | Natsume Yuujinchou”
Increasing each year it has felt more like a chore than tradition to attend NYCC. It’s something I attend with a family member and I occasionally cosplay at the tiny events that anticipated the con’s arrival.
As I have gone on a small tangent – which I completely scrapped from this blog post – I was stationed eagerly in the virtual queue for an hour and a half this morning. I used my presale link intended to purchase tickets.
I already have one Friday NYCC ticket and thought to buy a Saturday NYCC ticket during the general sale. Then late last night, “Anime Fest” was announced. I read the email, sighed, and went to bed.
This morning I decided to give it a go – scraping my idea for a Saturday ticket and deciding to try out the Anime Festival; hence my current situation as I typed a three-page rant.
This past weekend I attended Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Sakura Matsuri festival in celebration of Japanese culture. It was held throughout the entire garden with events spaced out and designated to certain subset areas. Although it was foggy with moisture clinging heavily to the atmosphere, as the day progressed the sun came out and blessed attendees with the most amazing atmosphere.