Author Archives: Jonelle Patrick

Does this suit make me look fat? December 19

Looks Like Santa’s Been Skipping The Gym This Year

As you know, I’m an avid spectator when it comes to Japanese holiday costumes, and this year is no exception. There were the usual acts of Santa blasphemy – including Sexy Santa, Emo Santa and Thong Santa – but this year there was a decided trend, even in the outlying Xmas characters. Is it my imagination, or […]

SoxPlaidFeat December 13

Buttondown Socks

Now that I’ve seen socks with collars, all other socks seem so Casual Friday. Erimaki Socks are only sold in Japan, but if you’re really jonesing for a pair, White Rabbit Express can shop and ship for a very reasonable price. Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

Lights your smokes and shocks would-be assailants too! (Seen at Don Kihote in Shinjuku) December 11

Ten Best Stocking Stuffers From Japan!

10. SUSHI SOCKS 9. DIY CROSS STITCH PHONE CASE 8. ANIMAL SKELETONS 7. DEVIL WAX 6. EYELID EXERCISER 5. EMOJI EYE MASK 4. DEODORANT CANDY 3. NINJA SNACK PICKS 2. THE STATUE OF TOO MUCH LIBERTY     1. PIGGY ZAPPER If you’d actually like to stuff your loved ones’ stocking with these weird items, White Rabbit Express can shop & […]

Collect 'em all! Trade 'em with your friends! December 10

Pikachu Fishcakes!

Never thought I’d be using the words “squeee!” and “fishcake” in the same sentence, but…! Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

Logo December 06

Where To See The Best Holiday Illuminations In Tokyo!

It’s that time of year again! Tokyo’s Illuminations are free, and they never disappoint! Here are my favorite places to see them. New this year! NAKAMEGURO One of my favorite places to see cherry blossoms at night is now awesome in winter too. Right now, the bare branches of the trees along the Meguro River are all lit up […]

OnsenLatte December 05

Hot Springs Latte Art

It was a rainy autumn morning in the mountains of Gunma, but I didn’t care because I’d just spent a half hour soaking in punishingly hot mineral water at a Japanese inn and was sitting in front of an extra-strong coffee with the hot springs mark drawn in the foam! Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published […]

"What do you mean, you don't want to sit in shiny alien elf Santa's lap?" December 03

More Christmas Hats From Hell

  From the Tokyu Hands buyers who brought you the original Christmas Hats From Hell, behold the latest ways to say “Ho ho ho, suckers!” Available at Tokyu Hands in Shibuya, of course! Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix.

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