I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’m going to Japan! I can’t wait! I’ve wanted to go to Japan since I was 8. My childhood and teenage years flew by through a filter of J-Pop, karate, harajuku fashion, and raiding comic shops for imported manga. I’d scour London for Japanese restaurants and sought anime on the internet after the death of Fox Kids. As a kid my love for japanese culture marked me out as a weirdo. These days everybody has a favourite Studio Ghibli film and there’s sushi on every corner – I couldn’t be happier!
I met the wonderful and amazing Sam (check him out!) last year and we became close friends. Last Autumn we realised neither of us had ever been to Japan despite a lifetime of devouring Japanese culture and wishing to visit. So, we’re going – to see the sakura this April.