Animal Heads of Welcome

Nothing says “Come on in and have a splendid meal!” like an animal head outside the front door. I had to stop to admire this stuffed wild boar noggin at a nice restaurant in Ebisu because it’s so unusual to find mammals doing the honors. Usually here, it’s fish heads.

This venerable dude was soliciting customers outside a restaurant featuring grilled bonito heads on the menu.

This trio of toothsome lovelies are chorusing, “Fish of Welcome!” “Come in!”

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback

More Nightshade book goodness here, in case you think you might want to, you know, read it or something

A young woman is found dead in an abandoned car, with a pair of strangers old enough to be her parents. Their suicide note apologizes for a disaster that hasn’t yet happened. And someone is stalking the…read more

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