Love Japan

Kylie Eklund AKA Blossomkitty

A few of my Favourite Things:

Food: Yakitori (tsukune); Chā-shū Ramen
Sake: Tamagawa Icebreaker
Konbini: Lawson
Author: Haruki Murakami
Artist: Kunisada Utagawa
Anime: Spirited Away; Wolf Children
Historical Person: Murasaki Shikibu
Place: Kyoto
Castle-: Himeji-jo
Musician: Ryuichi Sakamoto
TV Show: Midnight Diner
Film: Tokyo Story
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda
Samurai: Oda Nobunaga or Ryoma Sakamoto


Blossomkitty is a blog about travel, food, sake, culture, art, kids, friends, language, and all things Japanese. I am an Australian, with a passion for Japan. The people, the diverse culture and the exquisite and sometimes quirky beauty. I love to travel to Japan and every trip offers new experiences and connections with people. I find something different to marvel at every day. Here is a link to why I started my blog, Why Japan Stole my Heart.

My partner (Super Sake Boy) and I met through Japanese language school and have four kids between us. They all love to travel to Japan and love anime, manga, Japanese food and culture.

We are both qualified sake sommeliers and make the most of building on our knowledge while travelling. Sake is a shared passion and a wonderful aspect of Japanese culture. I have learned much about the history and culture of Japan through the people I have met in the sake world. These connections are precious and fuel my enthusiasm to increase my knowledge and share my interest in sake and in Japan, in general.

I am currently studying Travel Journalism and am excited about sharing my love of travel and the opportunities travel allows us, for personal growth, for communication and for understanding.

My day job is teaching cooking to primary school children and my favourite cuisine to cook is Japanese.

I enjoy going to Japanese cultural events and also to Japanese restaurants. I watch Japanese tv, read Japanese authors, love Japanese woodblock prints and Japanese movies. I still need the subtitles, but I’m working on it. Super Sake Boy and I hope to live in Japan one day.

All my previous travel blogs are shared here, as well as blogs about various aspects of language, culture, history and, of course, food. I hope you enjoy them.