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
The fabulous flower season that happens when nothing in its right mind would be blooming February in Japan is not fun. Cold and gray, its only festival involves demons, dry … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret FEBRUARY 2021
If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Martin Cruz Smith’s December 6! If you think this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me if you’d … Continue Reading Did you win last month’s book giveaway?
For your New Year’s entertainment: An original round of Japan-flavored JEOPARDY Hello friends, it’s me, your virtual Japan Jeopardy host! Looking for a little fresh amusement? Throughout this long, long, … Continue Reading Let’s play Jeopardy!
OUT By Natsuo Kirino Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Translation quality: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Entertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: A fabulous thriller that skillfully conveys just how cold and ingenious … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway JANUARY 2021
This month’s destination: The Misotsuchi Icicles in Saitama prefecture Icicles of wonder ❄️ This secret Japanese pleasure isn’t a famous tourist destination—it’s really more of a pit stop along the … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo JANUARY 2021
Japan’s pet obsession: Dogs in schoolgirl uniforms are just the tip of the iceberg In the land with the most rapidly shrinking birthrate in the world, it’s easy to see … Continue Reading Why, Japan, Why? JANUARY 2021
Setagaya Boroichi: The mother of all flea markets Let’s face it— we’ve all had a year of being stuck inside, getting rid of stuff that was oppressing us, and NOT … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret JANUARY 2021