Samurai graffiti, mountaintop enlightenment, & the famous Yakitori Chicken Mini-Burger recipe

Hi, friend. It’s me, Jonelle.

If you need a little break to recharge your batteries before heading back out into the fray, here are links to the features Japanagram subscribers read about in May.

Instead of searching out killer Instagram shots or rare souvenirs, let’s stop, exhale, and be refreshed by a very different kind of travel: a pilgrimage.

MAY 2020 Japanagram e-magazine features

Statue of Kobo Daishi (Kukai) at Koya-san

BEYOND TOKYO

Let’s go to Koya-san, one of the most mystical pilgrimage sites in all of Japan

Whether you’re searching for enlightenment, want to test whether you’re pure of heart or not, or just want to see the tomb that’s carved in the shape of a giant coffee cup, Koya-san is well worth the trip…read more

Photo of goshuin Japanese pilgrimage stamp books

PILGRIMAGE SECRETS

Six things you didn’t expect to discover on a pilgrimage

Pilgrimages can deliver so much more than sore feet and eternal brownie points! We might find anything from samurai era graffiti to shortcuts to paradise on our journey to spiritual enlightenment…read more

Photo of Yakitori Chicken Min-Burgers (tofu hamburgers) in pan

JAPANESE HOME COOKING

Yakitori Chicken Mini-Burgers

While these are cooking, I guarantee everyone you live with is going to appear in your kitchen at some point, asking, what smells so great? And when’s dinner? Then they’ll inhale these as though they hadn’t eaten for a week, never stopping to ask what’s in them or suspect how insanely healthy they actually are…read more
Cover of Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye with Jizo figures

BOOK REVIEW

Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye

This is the book that made me want to see Koya-san for myself.The author leads us on a journey to legendary places––from meditating at an elite Zen monastery to standing in line at the haunted lake where you can consult a blind medium to speak with the dead––and asks all the right questions…read more

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For three hundred years, a missing tea bowl passes from one fortune-seeker to the next, changing the lives of all who possess it…read more

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

Published by Jonelle Patrick

Writes all the Japan things.

2 thoughts on “Samurai graffiti, mountaintop enlightenment, & the famous Yakitori Chicken Mini-Burger recipe

    1. Thank you, lovely! So relieved to hear I didn’t miss the boat by a mile (><;;) It's so hard to guess what everyone wants to read about these days, when everything is so topsy turvy, but you have been doing a fine job yourownself!

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