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 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
Click on photo or link to read the feature Here’s what’s in the February 2021 Japanagram! • Beyond Tokyo: 40,000 dolls dressed in Imperial court robes? Yes, please! Every year, … Continue Reading FEBRUARY 2021
Click on photo or link to read the feature Here’s what’s in the January 2021 Japanagram! • Seasonal Secret: The grand pooh-bah of Japanese flea markets This treasure trove of … Continue Reading JANUARY 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
Be careful what you hang on your wall, because it might turn out to be… …something you’d rather not explain to dinner guests! Let’s say you’re browsing around a flea … Continue Reading The Thing I Learned Today 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?