Hello all and welcome to Nandemo's website. It's been a long time coming (3 years!), but finally we are up and running. As you can probably tell, I'm a great fan of Japan, its culture, its traditions, its people and, well... everything really!
It all started when I was 8 years old, (many moons ago). My family moved to Italy and, being in a foreign country with no friends, what better way to pass time than watch TV. Switching through the channels I soon found the cartoons and in Italy, in those years especially, they were all anime. Needless to say I got hooked on them and I watched them for a good 3-4 hours a day! My parents did't mind as it was definitely helping me learn Italian, I needed to know what was going on, most of the anime I was watching had storylines and cliffhangers and I was addicted! My interest in Japan got bigger and bigger as time went on and from anime I soon moved to manga and everything and anything that was Japanese. Unfortunately in the UK there aren't many anime unlike the rest of Europe, but gradually they are becoming known thanks to the internet. I'm hoping www.nandemo.co.uk will help anyone who, like me, is "into" Japan. As the website has just been launched there are only a few bits and bobs, but Nandemo will be updated regulary with new features, interesting facts about Japan and Japanese merchandise, so please check back regulary. Also, if there is anything in particular you would like to see on the website, please let me know, after all this website is for you, Japan-fans!
I had a very busy weekend. On Saturday I went to the NEC Memorabilia on Sunday I to Earls Court in London to Hyper Japan, definitely worth a visit. Lots of good stalls all selling Japanese goodies, some nice Japanese food, a cosplay show and Japanese sword artists. Many thanks for all of you cosplayer who let me take their photos, you all looked great!
If you have visited the website, please tweet me and say hi.
I also met the lovely Destiny Blue, who had a stall there, please check out her website, her designs are fantastic!!
Happy New Year
Happy New Year everyone!
I hope you had a good Xmas, ate pleanty of food and got lots of presents.
It is that time of year... Snowman time!! At last the snow has began to fall here in Middle England and also in Tokyo and other parts of Japan, so I thought today would be a good day to learn the Japanese word for snowman: