TokyoDrift10 April 19

Real Life Tokyo Drift

  The roar of unmufflered engines! The smell of burning rubber! The gratuitously skimpy costumes of booth babes! Yes, this weekend is the Gran Turismo D1 Professional Drifting Grand Prix, and it does not disappoint! If you happen to be in town and want to see Tokyo Drift, it’s a two day event and you can get […]

FlowerDreamFeat April 17

Flower Dream Strikes Again

Okay, it’s spring in Tokyo, so grit your teeth and strap on your martyr beanie, because it’s time to endure a higher than usual number of flower posts for a while! Today’s is some of the wild and weird stuff I saw last weekend at Flower Dream 2015, the floral design show that’s more likely to feature bark and […]

BurgerTsukemen April 13

The Triple-Decker Noodle Burger

Just when you thought America had cornered the market when it came to eating ALL the carbs, Japanese burger chain Loteria one-ups the red-white-‘n-blue with this tri-deck noodle monster. Yes, it’s that carbo-load favorite, noodles on a bun. Times three. Enjoy. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

YaeLtPinkFeat April 10

The Best Places To See Late-Blooming Cherry Trees In Tokyo

Many a cherry blossom party has been thwarted by wacky weather or unavoidable business trips, but even if the gods throw a wrench into your best-laid plans, don’t despair! Late-blooming yaezakura come into their full glory after the regular sakura fade to black. The late-bloomers don’t deliver the big pink cloud thing in quite the same way, but I secretly think they’re much more beautiful […]

Paddleboard April 06

In Which We Discover That Nothing Is Sacred

Ooo, cherry blossoms, ooo, ooo!     Hey, look, there’s a little sailboat on the water! No, haha, it’s a guy paddleboarding the untamed canals of Tokyo. …No. No, it’s not. It’s…it’s a PAID POLITICAL AD! (>_<) Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

If Scary Nails was the theme of this year's Nail Queen competition, the winner did not disappoint! April 02

Nail Queen…From Hell

If Scary Nails was the theme of this year’s Nail Queen competition at the Tokyo Nail Expo, the winners definitely did not disappoint! And in the Junior Student category… Thanks go out to the always-excellent Nail Max magazine for the pix & descriptions of the 2015 Tokyo Nail Expo Nail Queen winners. Jonelle Patrick is the […]

ColonPage March 31

Oh No. Do I Really Want To Want To Smell Like A…?

…when you see it…  ( ゚д゚)! • Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

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