Links to the July-August 2021 Japanagram features
Hello, friend! It’s me, Jonelle. Here are the features that Japanagram subscribers enjoyed in July & August…
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Let’s meander through a park with twenty-three thatch-roofed farmhouses
The Nihon Minka-en Folk House Garden is a jewel of a walk, featuring houses that are thatched in the time-honored way and built without nails. These beauties were brought from all over Japan, and they’re not just fun to look at—you can go inside…read more
The most delightful summer festival in all of Japan is all about…goldfish!
There’s nothing more traditional than ogling insanely fancy (and expensive!) goldfish and, of course, catching your own…read more
THE THING I LEARNED TODAY
How to read a haiku poem
Here are three things that will triple your reading pleasure…read more
JAPANESE HOME COOKING
Green Salad with Japanese Pickled Onions and Wafu Onion Dressing
There’s nothing more summery than a green salad made with crunchy pickled onions and flavored by a tangy Japanese onion dressing. Add chicken or grilled shrimp for a perfect summer meal…read more
BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon
This collection of jottings on Hateful Things, Things Which Makes One’s Heart Beat Faster, Splendid Things, Things That Gain By Being Painted, Things Which Should Be Large, Oxen Should Have Very Small Foreheads, and much, much more is as amusing now as when it was…read more
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Japanese Home Cooking:
How to host a great sake tasting
Let’s go to Sado Island, a paradise of bathtub boats, taiko drummers, & spooky Jizo caves
A parade of people dressed up as angry ghost cats? Yes, please!
The Thing I Learned Today:
The 47 Rōnin? This story is so much crazier than I knew!
Book Review & Giveaway:
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
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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!