Akemi at Doki Doki Festival

Akemi Tanaka will be a guest at the forthcoming Doki Doki Manchester Japanese Festival on the 12th November. Doki Doki is an annual event held in Manchester celebrating both traditional and modern Japanese culture. Aid For Japan (the charity that … Read More

Japanese Study School

Learn Japanese language and culture with the Japanese Study School… The Japanese Study School was designed to help introduce Japanese culture to a UK audience. Founded in 2010 by Akemi Tanaka, over subsequent years the school has introduced students to … Read More

Akemi and the rise of Cute Cuisine

Akemi features in this video segment from the BBC discussing the trend of videos focusing on miniature food. YouTube has seen a rise in the number of videos that capture the techniques and skills required to cook food at such … Read More

The History Of The Kimono

Exploring the history and tradition of Japanese clothing. The Japanese word kimono (着物) translates to “thing to wear” (着 ki “wear” and 物 mono “thing”) but this simple definition is eclipsed by the many different variations and styles that the … Read More

Preview: History Of The Kimono

Akemi Tanaka will be hosting a special event in September revolving around the the history of the kimono as part of a fundraising exercise for Aid For Japan. Widely regarded as the most iconic form of traditional Japanese clothing, the … Read More

5 Days In Japan

Japan remains a fascinating country to visit and provides ample opportunity for travelers to experience Japanese culture first hand. Akemi’s daughter Rimika and partner Aidan traveled to Japan earlier this year and the pair provided this insightful blog report which … Read More

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