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Cassandra Lord

Cassandra is a British freelance travel and culture writer who loves to get creative. When she's not getting adventurous with Japanese cuisine on her YouTube channel, she's finding that perfect shrine shot or working on her calligraphy.

Articles by Cassandra

In an unsuspecting corner of Miyazaki near Yamauchi River is Miyazaki Dining Innovation. It is here that Kazuhisa Nakao runs three different restaurants under the same roof. After working as the chef…

In 2017 you might have found me at the top of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh’s adorable 251-meter-tall extinct volcano. If you had told me then that in five years’ time, I’d be up…

Going to the post office in Japan can be a complicated affair. Not only do you have to find one that’s open outside of your working hours, but once you get there,…

With Japan’s varied regional climates there are always beautiful flowers blooming. Despite the cherry blossoms often stealing the show, other Japanese flowers are also both beautiful and steeped in history and culture.…

Akemi Lucas, who goes by her shodo (calligraphy) master name Koshu, meaning “crimson autumn,” has been living in the UK for over 20 years now. Practicing the traditional art since the tender…

When I started my own YouTube channel to show English speakers how to cook Japanese food, I certainly didn’t think it would be easy. However, I had no idea just how vast…