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JAN-FEB 2022

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Here’s what’s in the Jan-Feb 2022 Japanagram!

Beyond Tokyo: Kairaku-en Plum GardenJapanese Home Cooking: Spicy Japanese EggplantWhy, Japan, Why?: Strange Japanese travel productsSeasonal Secret: Incredible Japanese quiltsBook Review: The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi

Japanese Home Cooking: Spicy Japanese Eggplant

One day in Tokyo, I was at a lunch made by the women in this crazy Japanese women’s club I belong to. When I tasted the eggplant dish, I moaned with delight and said, “OMG who made this? It is SO GOOD.” It just so happened that…read more

Seasonal Secret: If you thought quilting was a Western art, think again!

There’s an international quilt show that traditionally happens every January in Tokyo, and the entries from Japanese artists not only feature only-in-Japan designs, the have surprising Japanese color palettes and stitching techniques to die for…read more

Beyond Tokyo: Let’s visit the perfect garden for how we’re feeling right now

Through snow, through sleet, through dark of night, the samurai lord’s plum garden at Kairakuen never fails to deliver! A hundred stunning varieties bloom when nothing else has awakened from winter, and they’re even more beautiful lit up at night…read more

Why, Japan, Why?: Travel anxiety? The Japanese have a product for that!

From pre-battered suitcases to portable bidet wands, the Japanese traveler can be prepared for every potentially embarrassing travel situation.
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Book Review: The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi

This fabulous murder mystery is set in the underground world of tattooed outcasts, where inked skin is not only a statement while living, but a collectible once dead. First published in 1948, this classic of Japanese crime fiction is a glimpse into…read more

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No one is ever disappointed to open a gift and find a book inside!

For three hundred years, a missing masterpiece is passed from one fortune seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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