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Hey, It’s Sushi O’Clock!


Best. Purchase. Ever. How many ways do I love Kappabashi, the street where Tokyo restaurants go to shop?

If you’d like to visit Kappabashi Street  the next time you’re in Tokyo – where you can make your own plastic food, buy half-price dinosaur heads and nyan-tastic cat teapots –  directions & maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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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!

8 thoughts on “Hey, It’s Sushi O’Clock! Leave a comment

  1. Want. I would also love it if it were an actual serving of sushi with a minute hand (NOT a second hand, please) that gently nudged the next piece toward your chopsticks.

    • Every time I look at this clock, I wish I had a piece of sushi being gently noodged toward my waiting lips! I actually saw a clock that used chopsticks as the clock hands, but it was from a store with lesser-quality plastic food, so I went for the mouth-watering fakes instead. Sometimes I wish it looked less real!

    • Well, they’re sort of shockingly Not Cheap. This one (if I remember right) was upwards of $120US. Which isn’t surprising when you know that each sushi piece is handmade and the indivudual magnet versions costs $12-$15US each.

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