If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi! If you think this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell … Continue Reading Did you win the Jan-Feb book giveaway?
Shiofune Kannon-ji Temple in Ome Let’s hike through bowers of flowers! 🌳Every April, this temple’s kilometers upon kilometers of hiking trails look out on riotously blooming azaleas, as far as the eye … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo MAR-APR 2022
The Wizard of Oz is alive and well and living in Japan Behold the Japanese train ticket vending machine, which is about as close to infallible as a machine can … Continue Reading The Thing I Learned Today MAR-APR 2022
Japanese musicals: So far off Broadway, they’re an art form in themselves There’s nothing more entertaining than a good old-fashioned musical, performed by an all-Japanese cast. Boggle along with me … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? MAR-APR 2022
Sweet Sesame Greens Horensō Goma-ae This magical Japanese way to serve up spinach reduces an entire day’s worth of virtuous greens to a few delicious bites that will leave your … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking MAR-APR 2022
All I Asking For Is My Body By Milton Murayama Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Translation quality: N/AEntertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: Told by a Japanese-American boy … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway MAR-APR 2022
Click on photo or link to read the feature Here’s what’s in the Jan-Feb 2022 Japanagram! Beyond Tokyo: Kairaku-en Plum Garden • Japanese Home Cooking: Spicy Japanese Eggplant • Why, … Continue Reading JAN-FEB 2022
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…