Fox Village in Miyagi prefecture Let’s go to Fox Village…in the snow! 🦊Fox Village is a legendary fox sanctuary in the mountains of Miyagi prefecture, where you can go into … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo NOV-DEC 2021
All She Was Worth By Miyuki Miyabe Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Translation quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Entertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: A gripping mystery with a satisfying solution, set … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway NOV-DEC 2021
Kinako Shortbread Cookieswith Salted Black Sugar Buttercream ‘Tis the season for cozy pleasures, so how about a sweet holiday treat with a delightful Japanese twist? These buttery shortbread cookies have … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking NOV-DEC 2021
One more reason why I love Japan Because the same culture that gave us this… And this And this Also came up with this If this isn’t the most butt-ugly … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? NOV-DEC 2021
Ichō Namiki Let’s stroll down avenues lined with towering gold gingko trees! 🍂At the end of every November, Japan celebrates the brief glory of gingko trees in all their autumn … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret NOV-DEC 2021
If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of The Last Tea Bowl Thief audiobook! If you think one of these is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and … Continue Reading Did YOU win one of the five audiobook giveaways?
If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee! If you think this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me if … Continue Reading Did you win the Sep-Oct book giveaway?
Click on photo or link to read the feature Here’s what’s in the November 2020 Japanagram! • Why, Japan, Why?: Is it your lucky day? In Japan, here’s how they … Continue Reading NOVEMBER 2020
Entertaining stuff you may have missed because you have a life Guest blog, podcast & video roundup If you’re already suffering from Too Much Jonelle, run! Save yourself! But I … Continue Reading Book News
This month’s destination: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture Gold-leafed soft-serve, a restored samurai neighborhood, and one of the three most gorgeous Japanese gardens in Japan…lit up at night! 🍁 Everybody thinks that … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo NOVEMBER 2020
If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Liza Dalby’s The Tale of Murasaki! If you think this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me if … Continue Reading Did you win one of October’s book giveaways?
Finally, a get-together with friends that’s designed to be fun online! The Last Tea Bowl Thief Book Zoom:Irresistable discussion starters,a diabolical trivia drinking game,and good fortune for all Want to … Continue Reading Pop-Up Book Zoom
The weird, weird world of bonsai chrysanthemums Venerable bonsai pines, move over for…bonsai chrysanthemums! Yes, bonsai chrysanthemums are A Thing. And it happens in Japan every year in November. That’s … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret NOVEMBER 2020
Idoru By William Gibson Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: ⭐⭐⭐⭐Translation quality: N/AEntertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: This book imagines a Japan that’s mesmerizing in its projections of … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway NOVEMBER 2020
Is it your lucky day? In Japan, here’s how to tip the hand of fate! If someone told you they wanted to move a meeting you’d scheduled because the astrology … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? NOVEMBER 2020
All over Japan, these absolutely delicious chicken meatballs are a must-try at yakitori restaurants. Skewered and slathered in a tangy sauce, they never fail to be a crowd pleaser! Chicken … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking NOVEMBER 2020