Author Archives: Jonelle Patrick

OldSpiderman January 23

Spiderman Looks Into The Old Crystal Ball

  Sometimes Tokyo street art is so awesome, there’s nothing more to say. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

VacuLiftRoller January 18

The Octopus Treatment…For Your Face

If you’re a little short on live octopus tentacles the next time you need a beauty treatment, Tokyu Hands will happily sell you this pink plastic Vacu & Lift Roller. I’m not sure what lasting beautification this device is supposed to deliver, but if I ever see someone walking down the streets of Shibuya looking like they just face-wrestled a […]

PopcornLatteFeat January 11

Popcorn Latte

I think I’d describe this as: all flavors of NO. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

RainbowBridgeFeat January 08

How To Walk Across The Rainbow Bridge!

This has to be the most gorgeous walk in Tokyo. If you start at twilight, you can see the entire Tokyo waterfront slowly light up like the best holiday light show ever! Here’s how I do it: I get off the train at Tamachi station and go out the main exit. There’s about a five minute walk, across two canals, until […]

Little Red Riding Hood looks upset that the big bad wolf was not waiting at granny's with chicken soup. January 07

Sick Is The New Black

In the eternal search for a beauty trend that their mothers dare not copy, young women in Japan are now trying to look…sickly. Yes, it’s gone beyond dyeing their hair gray to using makeup in ways that makes them look positively feverish! I first noticed this trend when I signed up to be a Lolita for a day, and the […]

NewYearsKadoFeat January 04

I Love Japanese New Year’s Decorations!

  In Japan, the frenzy of weird Santas and blue poinsettias are whisked away the day after Christmas, and replaced with something far better…new year’s decorations! I never saw them before I lived in Tokyo, but it was totally love at first sight. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.  

FudoFireCeremony2 January 02

Get Your Wallet Blessed By Fire & Drums

  There’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned fire ceremony to get your year off to a blazing start! Flaming prayer sticks, drums being pounded by ultra-buff young priests, the chance to get your wallet blessed – what’s not to like? The fire ceremony at the Fukugawa Fudo temple in Monzen Nakacho did not disappoint! If your experience with […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 164 other followers