Japan


It’s frightening when the floor shakes and knocks you around as you crouch on the floor clinging to a table leg, furniture tumbling around you.  And that was only an earthquake simulation.  The floor really was shaking, we really were under a table clinging to a table leg, but the […]

Japan: A Visit to an Earthquake Simulator in Tokyo



When I see bracken in the garden or woods around me, I don’t instantly think, “Oooh tasty!” But after a wee trip to Japan, I decided to find out more about this pretty groovy plant. It’s eaten a lot in Korea and Japan. The main ingredient of a Japanese dessert […]

Japan: eating bracken