September 24

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Mr. Smiley Fork

FaceSpoon copy

One more reason to love the FrancFranc store:  flatware with smiley-face cutouts! (See the table through the holes?)

If you’d like to visit a FrancFranc store the next time you’re in Tokyo, a map is on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

Read a novel set in Tokyo

In the wake of a deadly earthquake, fans erupt in a frenzy of mourning when it’s discovered that their favorite pop star is among the dead. But when Detective Kenji Nakamura is sent to investigate a death at a local shrine, he finds evidence that suggests the impossible: How could the head priest have been murdered by…read more