If you recognize your email, congratulations! You just won a copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun! If you think this is you, shoot a message to JapanagramJonelle@gmail.com and tell me … Continue Reading Did you win the May-June book giveaway?
Nothing tastes better with grilled everything than a crisp green salad bejeweled with tasty pickled onions and a tangy wafu dressing that’ll knock your socks off! Green Salad with Japanese … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking JUL-AUG 2021
Nihon Minka-en Japanese Folk House Garden in Kanagawa prefecture A whole park full of thatch-roofed farmhouses, just outside of central Tokyo! ⛩One of the most amazing things to see in … Continue Reading Beyond Tokyo JUL-AUG 2021
Triple your pleasure: Three great things to look for in a haiku poem I’m going to come right out and say it: nothing makes me want to throw my hands … Continue Reading The Thing I Learned Today JUL-AUG 2021
Edogawa Goldfish Festival Goldfish, goldfish, everywhere: The most delightful summer festival in all of Japan 🎐You might remember from a previous Japanagram that one traditional way of beating the Japanese … Continue Reading Seasonal Secret JUL-AUG 2021
The Pillow Book: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan By Sei Shōnagon Setting & details: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Authenticity of Japanese characters & dialogue: N/ATranslation quality: N/AEntertainment value: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐My recommendation: … Continue Reading Book Review & Giveaway JUL-AUG 2021
If you’ve ever lived in Japan, you’ll know that authentic Japanese home cooking is more delicious than what’s served in any restaurant, but you’ll seldom get a chance to try these … Continue Reading Japanese Home Cooking RECIPE COLLECTION
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 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