Bizen Pottery

Disclaimer – this post was stolen from our other blog (eatspeakjl.blogspot.com) and was written in 2015 –  but we just stumbled across it and thought we’d share! Recently (please see above!) we took a short visit to Kurashiki and Okayama city from Kyoto. From Okayama city we rode the very short yellow train below to the sleepy […]

ZENBU HOME

ZENBU HOME

Dear Friends, We’ve finally opened our little dream store – an online shop selling beautiful Japanese things we’ve collected during our travels through Japan. ZENBUHOME.COM It’s rather small (yet sweet!) at the moment.. Stunning vintage, 100% silk Kimono – all handmade and absolutely divine to wear or just to look at! Haori Jackets, Obi Sashes […]

Naoshima

Naoshima

It had reached the point of embarrassment. The business of ‘not yet’ having visited the ‘art island’ of Naoshima. Many of my clients had made the trip and raved, or were seeking my advice on a regular basis… ‘what’s it like?’ ‘when’s the best time to go?’ ‘where should we stay?’ ‘what’s the food like?’  I could only […]