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Love’s Eternal Flame

Okay, actually it’s eleven waiters bearing blazing baked Alaskas into the banquet hall at the excellent wedding I went to yesterday. At all the Japanese weddings I’ve been to, the photo op “wedding cake” is made of plaster. It’s always perfect for the picture, no messy cutting and distributing, no temptation to smash the new spouse’s bite all over his/her face. Then couples can choose far more exciting desserts to serve their guests, perfectly styled in the kitchen, or brought out in a blaze of glory, like this.

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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    • …which is why I never attend marriages. (^-^) 3 big ones in exchange for a small towel set and a photo op with a couple that at best has a 50% of making it? (^-^;)

      I got to admire their creativity though! You have cool friends!

      • Actually, cool family. A second cousin, who’s been one of my favorite people to do fun stuff with in Tokyo. I didn’t mind running around to get lots of new yen for her!

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