October 26

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Rockabilly Daruma

If you had a burning desire for Elvis to be alive and running a ramen shop near Yoyogi Park  – conveniently located, of course, for the leather-jacketed, ducktailed rockabilly dancers’ Sunday evening afterparty – this is exactly the sort of Daruma figure you might need. If your hearts’ desire is more pedestrian, you can still rely on coloring in one eye of a traditional Daruma and making a wish

If you’d like to see the rockabillies in Yoyogi Park the next time you’re in Tokyo, a map is on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of  four novels set in Tokyo

A young woman dressed as a Gothic Lolita is found dead in a car with two strangers. But the more Yumi Hata learns about her friend’s death, the more she’s convinced it was murder…read more