Every day, stuff you’d never see anywhere else.

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  • Let’s walk out to Miyajima’s famous floating gate!
    Let’s walk out to Miyajima’s famous floating gate!
  • The Giant Bag o’ Rice Vending Machine
    The Giant Bag o’ Rice Vending Machine
  • Epic Japanese Cake Show: Part 1
    Epic Japanese Cake Show: Part 1
  • Yes, all these origami cranes were folded from ONE sheet of paper!
    Yes, all these origami cranes were folded from ONE sheet of paper!
  • This Does Not Make Me Want To Eat That Cheesecake
    This Does Not Make Me Want To Eat That Cheesecake
  • Art Aquarium Lives!
    Art Aquarium Lives!
  • Guess that flavor, J-style
    Guess that flavor, J-style
  • Japan’s borders are finally opening! When are YOU going?
    Japan’s borders are finally opening! When are YOU going?
  • J-swag giveaway, the insanity of a Japanese bus tour & nutty noodles
    J-swag giveaway, the insanity of a Japanese bus tour & nutty noodles
  • Japan’s funniest Mundane Halloween costumes 2021!
    Japan’s funniest Mundane Halloween costumes 2021!
  • What do you need for cherry blossom season? Your own light-up Lego cherry tree!
    What do you need for cherry blossom season? Your own light-up Lego cherry tree!
  • Girls’ Day dolls with a side of quirky
    Girls’ Day dolls with a side of quirky
  • In Japan, You’re Never Too Young To…
    In Japan, You’re Never Too Young To…
  • Live eel sushi rolls
    Live eel sushi rolls
  • Speed Tribes come of age, Yanki style
    Speed Tribes come of age, Yanki style
  • The best winter gift of 2020? A Japanese stomach warmer!
    The best winter gift of 2020? A Japanese stomach warmer!
  • Tokyo’s best-dressed nude statue: It’s that Santa time of year
    Tokyo’s best-dressed nude statue: It’s that Santa time of year
  • Japanese Lego Town Kits
    Japanese Lego Town Kits
  • Uber Dandy Kimono: Wildly modern, breathtakingly bold, insanely stunning
    Uber Dandy Kimono: Wildly modern, breathtakingly bold, insanely stunning
  • Perfect 2020 Halloween costumes from Japan
    Perfect 2020 Halloween costumes from Japan
  • When Nothing But Unnecessarily Large Tanuki Testicles Will Do
    When Nothing But Unnecessarily Large Tanuki Testicles Will Do
  • The World of The Last Tea Bowl Thief
    The World of The Last Tea Bowl Thief
  • Subway manners meet covid—with a side of prejudice—in these new posters
    Subway manners meet covid—with a side of prejudice—in these new posters
  • Entertainingly altered missionary signs elevate cats to their rightful place
    Entertainingly altered missionary signs elevate cats to their rightful place
  • Amazing scenes emerge as you use this notepad
    Amazing scenes emerge as you use this notepad
  • How lucky is YOUR name?
    How lucky is YOUR name?
  • Hilarious haiku ask those burning questions about modern life
    Hilarious haiku ask those burning questions about modern life
  • When you wish upon a…monk?
    When you wish upon a…monk?
  • Six Surprising Reasons Japanese People Wear Masks, Even When There’s No Pandemic
    Six Surprising Reasons Japanese People Wear Masks, Even When There’s No Pandemic
  • Live Your Best Miniature Life for a Year in Tokyo’s Small Worlds Theme Park
    Live Your Best Miniature Life for a Year in Tokyo’s Small Worlds Theme Park

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 The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

For three hundred years, a missing tea bowl passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had