Hi everyone! My name is Hanna, I’m 23 years old and I’m an excited human being about to embark on a new journey in Tokyo.
The name of my website sounds a little bit rediculous, right? Well, as most of my friends and family know, there is a story behind it. It started out as a joke in my first year of uni. For Japanese “essay-writing” class we had to describe a real or imagined place, village, city, etc. And so Hannatopia was born. Soon I started using this “place” to express my opinions and visions about the world, as in “If I were to become leader of the world, I’d call it Hannatopia and things would be so and so.” This has become a running joke with my friends and family. Not long after that, they would answer me with sentences like “Yeah, sure, that’s only possible in Hannatopia.” I had known for a long time that I would start a website to document my life and travels in Japan, but I had trouble comming up with a catchy title. I joked that I would just call it Hannatopia, and guess what? Everybody thought this was a great idea! Because it has been a running joke for such a long time, it would actually make sense to use that. And that’s why I stuck to Hannatopia.
Welcome to Hannatopia, a little place on the internet that is my own! Here you can find all sorts of things about my Tokyo lifestyle and travels.
I have studied Japanese and learned about the Japanese culture and history for five years and I’ve lived in Japan for about a year during my studies.
So sit back, relax, and follow me allong my journey.