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
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?
Click on photo to read the feature March Book Review: Ghosts of the Tsunami Ghosts of the Tsunami is a page-turningly readable piece of narrative non-fiction, written by the Asia Editor … Continue Reading MARCH 2020