If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of All I asking for is my body by Milton Murayama If you think this is you, shoot a … Continue Reading Did you win the Mar-Apr book giveaway?
Iris gardens galore! A sea of purple, delighting the populace for hundreds of years 👘 In the West, it’s rare to see more than a couple of delicate butterfly-like Japanese iris … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret MAY-JUN 2022
Here are two recipes from this month’s book giveaway! Check back in July to see if you won this month’s drawing, but in the meantime please enjoy a delightful summertime … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking MAY-JUN 2022
Why yes, that mold IS a National Living Treasure: Everything you ever wanted to know about making sake Japanese sake is surging in popularity as restaurants outside of Japan discover … Continue Reading The Thing I Learned Today MAY-JUN 2022
The Breakaway Japanese Kitchen By Eric Gower Quality of recipes: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Japanese flavor: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Ease of preparation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: This cookbook is a great favorite of mine, because the flavors are Japanese-inspired … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway MAY-JUN 2022
International Food Fails of Japan In a country where only 24% of the population even have a passport (compared to 45% of Americans and 78% of Brits), the closest most … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? MAY-JUN 2022
Click on photo or link to read the feature Here’s what’s in the May-Jun 2021 Japanagram! Beyond Tokyo: Ashikaga Flower Park giant wisteria • Japanese Home Cooking: Ginger-Soy Steak Sauce … Continue Reading MAY-JUN 2021
Klara and the Sun By Kazuo Ishiguro Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: N/ATranslation quality: N/AEntertainment value: ⭐⭐My recommendation: I did not love this book, but every … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway MAY-JUN 2021
Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi prefecture Come for the purple, stay for the lights ⛲️ There’s only one reason to trek all the way out to Ashikaga at the beginning … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo MAY-JUN 2021
‘Tis the season to get hitched: Seven things you didn’t know about Japanese weddings 1 You don’t have to be there to get married The only way to get legally … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret MAY-JUN 2021
How to live forever, Japan style You know those “artist names” that get passed down from one generation to the next in Japan? I always assumed those were about art. … Continue Reading The Thing I Learned Today MAY-JUN 2021
‘Tis the season to dust off the BBQ and grill up some steaks, and the only thing that will make them taste even more sublime is this yum of a … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking MAY-JUN 2021
If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Riku Onda’s The Aosawa Murders! 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 March-April book giveaway?
Click on photo to read the feature • Seasonal Secret for June: How to stay cool in the summer, the Japanese way Five ways that the Japanese have traditionally survived … Continue Reading JUNE 2020
If you recognize this email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye! If this is you, shoot a message … Continue Reading The winner of the May Book Giveaway is…
Summer is heating up in Japan, and this salad is the perfect way to avoid slaving over a hot stove! It tastes fresh and summer-y, satisfying enough to be a … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking JUNE 2020