Click on photo or link to read the feature Here’s what’s in the February 2021 Japanagram! Beyond Tokyo: Cherry blossoms to die for, a month after they finish everywhere else … Continue Reading MAR-APR 2021
Beyond the cherry blossoms: Pink things that only appear during The Season Sure, the cherry trees are pretty in pink, but The Season offers far more delights (and horrors) than … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret MAR-APR 2021
Hirosaki Castle in Aomori Prefecture The cherry blossoms of your dreams…a month after all the rest are history 🌸 Cherry blossom season is legendary for good reason—even I have to … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo MAR-APR 2021
The Aosawa Murders By Riku Onda Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Translation quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Entertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: This book is one of those rare Japanese mysteries … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway MAR-APR 2021
This dish elevates plain old white rice to star level, with “treasures” of vegetables and a deep down savory flavor that will have everyone asking for seconds. Add marinated chicken … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking MAR-APR 2021
Japanese ceremonies we didn’t know we needed Everybody knows about Japan’s famous tea ceremony, and of course they also mark weddings, funerals and graduations with ceremonies. But one of the … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? MAR-APR 2021
If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice! If you think this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me if you’d … Continue Reading Did you win the February book giveaway?
Win a book zoom for you and your friends, hosted by author Jonelle Patrick For the next few months, I’ll be giving away a fully hosted The Last Tea Bowl … Continue Reading Did you win the MAR-APR Book Zoom giveaway?
If you recognize this email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Keigo Higashino’s Newcomer! If this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me if you’d prefer an ebook or … Continue Reading The winner of the April Book Giveaway is…
Click on photo to read the feature This month’s Book Review: Newcomer Ghosts of the Tsunami is a page-turningly readable piece of narrative non-fiction, written by the Asia Editor of The … Continue Reading APRIL 2020
If you recognize this email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Richard Lloyd Parry’s Ghosts of the Tsunami! If this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me if you’d … Continue Reading The winner of the March Book Giveaway is…
Spring is here, and we know we should be eating fresher and lighter, but because so much is worrying in the world right now, it’s comfort food we’re craving. Luckily, … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking APRIL 2020
Embracing the season, one Japanese nose bra at a time Ahhh, spring is here, and in Japan, that means it’s time for The Annual Season! Oh, you thought I meant … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret APRIL 2020
This month’s destination: Let’s go see thousands of fish flags fluttering over the river at Tatebayashi Here’s something you won’t see anywhere else in the world: over four thousand colorful … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo APRIL 2020
Newcomer by Keigo Higashino Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Translation quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Entertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: Extremely engaging and satisfying In this Edgar-nominated mystery, Nihonbashi detective Koichiro … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway APRIL 2020
Why you should be careful what you wish for in Japan These characters read “ganbaru,” which is usually translated as “good luck.” What they literally mean? “Try hard.” Which explains … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? APRIL 2020