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Nagasaki Holland Village

Nagasaki Holland Village

When I first saw the images of Nagasaki Holland Village I had to blink a few times. Holland, Japan, The Netherlands…. Holland in Japan? As a Dutch person myself I found it hard to believe the houses and windmills in the image above for example 

D visual kei

D visual kei

Rock. Symphonic. Creative. Mysterious. Enveloping. Visual kei. Solid. Metal. Dark. Awesome! Just a few words that come to mind while thinking about this band. And I seriously can-not-believe that I haven’t heard of them sooner, since they’ve been around for quite some time now. Meet 

Why you should visit Kagoshima

Why you should visit Kagoshima

If you’re thinking about travelling to Japan, places like Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and maybe Sapporo would be high on your list. But travelling to some lesser-known places could give you a surprise of a lifetime. Of course you have about everything you could wish for 

Ganglion band

Ganglion band

This power quartet was a nice surprise! Since all-girl bands are not that easy to find in the visual kei genre I was happy to find Ganglion, an all-female band with (for me) definitely a visual kei flavor. Check their songs and hopefully you’ll agree 

Sakurasaku glasses – amazing cherry blossom glassware

Sakurasaku glasses – amazing cherry blossom glassware

Sakurasaku glasses are tiny shiny gems I recently found while shopping on Amazon. These glasses are a subtle way to give a Japanese touch to your interior by honoring their beloved cherry blossom. And… do you think anyone would still complain about stains on the 

Hand-made cat bags

Hand-made cat bags

Aw, what a cute kitty! Oh, wait, what? It’s a bag? A housewife in Japan creates handbags that look and feel exactly like a real cat. Only these cats have a zipper in their backs. Meet Pico, the artist behind the collection of cute felines.