I'm a Japanese web designer living in Melbourne Australia.
I write about life in here.



New Year at Fed square


This is first time to take a new year in overseas.
New year in Australia is normally in Sydney but I invited new year in Melbourne in this year.

I heard a new year celebration at Federation square is the biggest and most crowded in Melbourne.
Since its such a rare chance, I decided to go to Federation square worrying about too much crowd.

I went to Federation square at 8 pm with Xavier and Sakthee who are our share mate.
There were already many people and a pedestrian mall.

Dancers and musicians were playing on stage at Federation square’s as new year celebration.
I was interested in combination of bagpipes and electro music.
I realized Bagpipes is suit to electro.

In the blink of an eye, the time was 1 min before new year.
We count 10 sec before with everyone.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Happy New Year!!!
There were so many fire works from 4 buildings that surround Federation square.
very showy!!

New year in Australia is in summer so this has different atmosphere from Japan.
This is also nice.

Come to think of it, we already have spent 5 months in Melbourne.
It make me deeply emotive.

I found Jedi on the way home.

Category : Event / Melbourne


Soooooo many Japanese food


I was invited a year-end party by my girl friend’s place of work whose name is “Wabisabi salon“.

Large quantities Japanese foods and sashimi!!

I was moved because I haven’t seen these amount Japanese foods for a long time.
And I was there first time but I ate so many foods like a brazen-faced. sorry.

However this restaurant foods was incredible.
I must come again.

I am going to go Federation square to invite a new year!

Have a good new year!!!!

Category : Food / Japanese / Melbourne / Restraunt


Japan Culture Festival


I participated in Japan culture and art festival as a stuff of a shop as I wrote before.
I decided to participate to this festival about 1 month ago.
Originally, the reason why I joined this festival was I had thought I want to do something in Melbourne.

And another reason was I met Sayoko, jewelry designer in Objet, as a accident in a cafe.
I have never expected to participate with people who met an accident.
This is an encounter!!

Sayoko displayed accessories made by herself,
I displayed T-shirts and Chisato displayed scrunchies made by herself.

Preparing shop. まだ開店前

We gathered at 8:30 am to borrow a desk from Japaneasy’s staff.
However, I prepared slowly because other people who would open their shops were not arrived yet.


Around 11:00 am, many guests come into the festival.
And very long line was made in front of our shop, because we were next to the takayaki shop.
I can’t despise takayaki.

The line to eat takayaki. This is not longest line… たこやき行列。これでも短くなった時です・・・

Taking a photo with Tatsuya who helps a face painting work shops. フェイスペインティングを手伝っていたタツヤくんと

My T-shirts shop was looked by people who likes Japanese design.
And young peoples who seemed to smart, bought my T-shirts.
I caught a peace of idea that is what kind of design is popular in here.

This is Sayoko’s part.

Our shop was outside, and there were live musics and workshops in the Collingwood hall.
(however, I couldn’t check this because of my shop…)
In spite of this festival was second time, there were so many people due to staffs.

I could look the live music in the end.

The best thing in this festival is participated to this festival!
I could meet many people and tought trying at first was good for me.
I will do something in Melbourne more and more!!

And friends, Sayoko and Chisato thank you so much!!

Category : Event / Life / Melbourne




I am going to participate in “Japan culture and art festival” at next Sunday, 27 November!

In that I am going to open T-shirts shop!
I ordered at online to print T-shirts to printing company that I found in here.
And I will sell “takawo cup” official T-shits as well.

Come to think of it, this is first time for me that sell items which I made.




Category : Design / Life / Melbourne / Shop


Farewell okonomiyaki


We got okonomiyaki party because we are going to move from this house!

Okonomiyaki is famous in here but it is said to eating in restaurant is not good.
(but I have never try)

In that we bought a okonomiyaki flour, cabbage, pork and etc in asian grocery then we made okonomiyaki!


It contains prown!
I want to eat again…


I added okonomiyaki sauce and manyonaise,
and we got bulgogi and Cheyupokkun made by share mates!
Well, we will have to say good bye to them….


Category : Food / Japanese / Life / Melbourne




This is first time for me that go to Karaoke in Melbourne.
I went to Karaoke with my friends Donny and Huston.
However Korean karaoke is more popular in here.
I experienced Korean karaoke for the first time in Melbourne!

Of course lyrics are written in Hangul.

Remote controller is also written in Hangul.

The Song list is also written in Hangul.

I caaaaan’t reaaaad!!!
Barely I found a Japanese song list.
(it make Japanese lyrics)

And that was great atmosphere because of illuminations.
That was very showy.

Category : Life / Melbourne


Ryan fare well tour


Today, I arounded Melbourne because Ryan who I met in language school would go back his home!

Firstly we went Hosier Lane which suggested by Ryan.
There are so many graffiti on the walls!
I know Melbourne is famous city about graffiti.
Usually, stencils and graffities are illegal but I think it is allowed to draw a graffiti.
I saw a few young people who were tagging on other day.

There are a lot of graffiti all over the place!

I love this! Cool!!

This restaurant is awesome include the graffiti….(It already opened)
I heard this restaurant is famous in Melbourne.

Then we went St.kilda beach which was still cold.
Nobody was swam in the sea because of early Spring.
However in the Summer, there are too cloudy….

And penguins are living in here!
I watched only one penguin in that time.

Then we went Botanical Gardens on the way of back to the city.
This park is so huge! we couldn’t watch all of here on this day.
This day was so great but Ryan would go back…

Category : Melbourne


First BBQ


Today, I experienced BBQ at first time in language school’s activity.
It was little bit cold by winter.

What amazing we can use BBQ machine for free in a park.

The BBQ machine is operated by electric, I have to push the button at fixed interval.
It is large-minded that allows to use for free!
By the way, BBQ in here is dynamic as I thought!!



Crown Casino!


Today is last school day of my classmate “Ryan”.
What’s amazing! He brought Korean rice cakes to the school.
We took the cake in break time.
Rice cake, that is similer to Japanese “Mochi”, is named “Tok”.
Tok is a little sweeter and harder.
Oh Ryan, you will go baaaack.

After the school, we were taken to go to dinner by Yu who is IAE’s agent.
Firstly, we went “Hu Tong Dumpling Bar” that is top of Chiese dumplings shop in Melbourne!
I took a dumpling to my mouth… this is so delicisou…
I have eaten Chinese dumplings in Shanghai, but this is as delicious as that.
This tasty experience is more than made up for I’ve never been good restraunts in here.
However, if you want to go here, you have to reserve over 1 week before.
I am regretting didn’t take a picture…

After that, we wanted more drinks, so we went “Crown Casino” that was listened in many rumores!
Althogh we didn’t bet, the purpose was restrant that is established the casino!
And I got my great favorite food Oyster!!(First picture)
Oysters is popular foods. The reason is I heared Oysters is caught in the sea near here.
However the peaple living here is prefer a grilled oyster.

And we also ate blue mussels boiled in tomato sauce that was veeeery tasty!
Today was also veeery delicious!



New share house!


We moved the new share house from today!
New all sharemates are Korean guy.
I have written before, there are so many Korean in Melbourne city, but not much than Sydney I heared.

Then we had a samgyeopsal party for us and other share mate who will leave soon.
Not the birthplace but I ate like a real Korean!

Firstly grilled porks and dip soy pastes, then roll by lettuce with rice and eat.

Category : Life / Melbourne