SpaghettiPopsicle April 20

World’s Worst Popsicle

If spaghetti-flavored ice on a stick isn’t the world’s worst idea for a snack, I don’t know what is. But, in an act of supreme self-sacrifice, I tried it, so you don’t have to! Supposedly, the “Napolitan Rich” Gari-Gari contains pockets of tomato jelly, but I was unable to detect them in the short time the instantly-regretted bite […]

FloweredShortSuit April 18

Fashion Statement From Another Dimension

You know how there are whole books filled with people wearing weird outfits on the streets of Tokyo, and you think yeah, sure, they probably shot all those outside some fringe-y fetish fashion convention? Well, they didn’t. p.s. Yes, this is a dude. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

VendEarPerson April 17

Sorry, I Can’t Hear You, There’s A Person In My Ear.

Which is weirder – that someone designed earplugs that make it look like a little person is making herself at home in your ears (EWWWW!) or that you can buy them from a vending machine? Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

Here are a few of the photos I put up on my FB author page this spring... April 16

One Japan Photo, Every Day

As you may have noticed, I have about eight kerbillion photos of Japan, from Colonel Sanders in a samurai suit to Tokyo Tower in the rain. So, even if I wrote one blog post a day for the next few thousand millennia, I still couldn’t show you them all. That’s why I try to burn through them by putting […]

KameNoKoBrushes April 15

The Scrub Brush Shrine

So, I’m trudging back to the bus stop after catching Sankei-en having the Japanese garden equivalent of a bad hair day,* when I spot this odd little shrine tucked between two houses. The altar is a big pitted rock, and it’s covered with…scrub brushes? What is this, the patron kami-sama of cleaning supplies? Wrong-o! This shrine is the cure […]

DogBuggy April 14

Urban Assault Stroller…For Dogs

The next time you need to sneak your dog out for a stroll without the enemy suspecting, bundle it into this craftily camouflaged dog buggy and infiltrate the local park. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

LolitaBoth12 April 12

How To Be A Lolita For A Day!

Admit it – don’t you want to try it, just once? Well guess what? Now you can get your Lolita on for around a hundred bucks, with professional hair, makeup, and photos! And that’s just what my friend Yuki and I did a few weeks ago! The stylistas at Maison de Julietta in the Harajuku Laforet let us choose from their closet […]

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