Ninjin means carrot in Japanese. The current orange form of carrot is an Asian-European hybrid, which is a theme of this website.

It’s also a sort of acronym for Nihon-in or Japan-in-Norwich/Norfolk. The site focuses on those Japanese performers who came to Norwich and Norfolk in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as other Japan connections such as Norwich born Frederick Ringer, who was a leading merchant in Japan in the Victorian era, and Norfolk’s Thomas Jeckyll, who was a key person in the Japonism movement, bringing Japanese design to the British middle classes.

If you are connected to or know anything about the performers and other people featured on this website, please do get in touch.