With an eye on Japan we’ll embark upon a food centric, cultural exploration of literature and pop culture throughout the ages. From the origins of the novel to the rise of Nintendo, exploring creative movements and brilliant minds, the likes of which blossomed to become the world as we know it. From anime to Hemingway, Pokémon to drinking-songs, join me in a quest to discover the brilliance of East Asian creatives across time and space, from the origins of mythology and folklore to the vast worlds of film and RPGs.
Feedback is strongly encouraged. I would love to hear about your first encounters with the minds of Japan and East Asia. Perhaps stumbling upon Final Fantasy VII as an avid gamer, or delirious encounters with Haruki Murakami? Or was it an undying love for all things Yokai? Or a taste for Uni, that radiant slime! Let’s hear it
Welcome to the Floating World. I’m in final stages of launching this new website which i’m thrilled to share with you. Please keep an eye out for additional announcements these next few weeks!
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My content ranges from literary surveys to travel, food history, recipes, music reviews. I’m a mess, let’s be honest. Why focus on one subject when we can talk about, well everything! Catch up in the archive.
I’m Nicholas “Niko” Andriani. You might say I’m food-obsessed. I’m a student of East Asian Studies and Japanese at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. I believe that fostering positive cultural engagements begins at the crossroads literature and gastronomy.
Your support is an affirmation of diplomacy. As an ambassador, a patron of peace! Thank you for helping my dreams come manifest of bridging cultures through cuisine, creativity, and comradery. Thank you!
Nicholas “Niko” Andriani is a writer and literary theorist with a background in Anthropology and East Asian Studies.
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