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  • International food fails, gorgeous iris gardens & sake making on Sado Island
    International food fails, gorgeous iris gardens & sake making on Sado Island
  • Hike through bowers of flowers, Tevye-san, and a recipe even kale-haters will love
    Hike through bowers of flowers, Tevye-san, and a recipe even kale-haters will love
  • Pre-battered suitcases, fabulous Japanese quilts & plum blossoms in the snow
    Pre-battered suitcases, fabulous Japanese quilts & plum blossoms in the snow
  • Japanese holiday cookies, a tunnel of golden gingko trees & so many foxes
    Japanese holiday cookies, a tunnel of golden gingko trees & so many foxes
  • Sake tasting how-to, the angry cat ghost parade & a voyage to Sado Island
    Sake tasting how-to, the angry cat ghost parade & a voyage to Sado Island
  • Japan’s funniest Mundane Halloween costumes 2021!
    Japan’s funniest Mundane Halloween costumes 2021!
  • How to read a haiku, goldfish galore & a garden of thatch-roofed farmhouses
    How to read a haiku, goldfish galore & a garden of thatch-roofed farmhouses
  • Japanese wedding weirdness, how to live forever, and killer ginger-soy steak sauce
    Japanese wedding weirdness, how to live forever, and killer ginger-soy steak sauce
  • Treasure rice, cherry blossoms at a northern castle, and Japanese ceremonies we didn’t know we needed
    Treasure rice, cherry blossoms at a northern castle, and Japanese ceremonies we didn’t know we needed
  • 40,000 dolls dressed in Imperial court robes, Japanese chicken soup, & strange barbers of the pleasure quarter
    40,000 dolls dressed in Imperial court robes, Japanese chicken soup, & strange barbers of the pleasure quarter
  • What do you need for cherry blossom season? Your own light-up Lego cherry tree!
    What do you need for cherry blossom season? Your own light-up Lego cherry tree!
  • The grand pooh-bah of Japanese flea markets, glowing icicles & Japan’s obsession with pets
    The grand pooh-bah of Japanese flea markets, glowing icicles & Japan’s obsession with pets
  • Girls’ Day dolls with a side of quirky
    Girls’ Day dolls with a side of quirky
  • In Japan, You’re Never Too Young To…
    In Japan, You’re Never Too Young To…
  • Live eel sushi rolls
    Live eel sushi rolls
  • The Japanese art of gift giving, millions of twinkling fairy lights, and hilarious Xmas weirdness
    The Japanese art of gift giving, millions of twinkling fairy lights, and hilarious Xmas weirdness
  • Speed Tribes come of age, Yanki style
    Speed Tribes come of age, Yanki style
  • The best winter gift of 2020? A Japanese stomach warmer!
    The best winter gift of 2020? A Japanese stomach warmer!
  • Tokyo’s best-dressed nude statue: It’s that Santa time of year
    Tokyo’s best-dressed nude statue: It’s that Santa time of year
  • Japanese Lego Town Kits
    Japanese Lego Town Kits
  • A killer Japanese garden lit up at night, delicious chicken & ginger yakitori meatballs, and how to get lucky, J-style
    A killer Japanese garden lit up at night, delicious chicken & ginger yakitori meatballs, and how to get lucky, J-style
  • Uber Dandy Kimono: Wildly modern, breathtakingly bold, insanely stunning
    Uber Dandy Kimono: Wildly modern, breathtakingly bold, insanely stunning
  • A convent with a secret, sesame-miso hotpot, and why it’s harder to get a Japanese boyfriend than a Japanese girlfriend
    A convent with a secret, sesame-miso hotpot, and why it’s harder to get a Japanese boyfriend than a Japanese girlfriend
  • A secret castle garden, a killer Japanese cocktail recipe, & why the more friends you have, the lonelier you might be
    A secret castle garden, a killer Japanese cocktail recipe, & why the more friends you have, the lonelier you might be
  • Perfect 2020 Halloween costumes from Japan
    Perfect 2020 Halloween costumes from Japan
  • When Nothing But Unnecessarily Large Tanuki Testicles Will Do
    When Nothing But Unnecessarily Large Tanuki Testicles Will Do
  • The World of The Last Tea Bowl Thief
    The World of The Last Tea Bowl Thief
  • Subway manners meet covid—with a side of prejudice—in these new posters
    Subway manners meet covid—with a side of prejudice—in these new posters
  • Entertainingly altered missionary signs elevate cats to their rightful place
    Entertainingly altered missionary signs elevate cats to their rightful place
  • A town full of tricksters, strange Japanese beauty goals, and humble fall flowers that become spectacular in numbers
    A town full of tricksters, strange Japanese beauty goals, and humble fall flowers that become spectacular in numbers

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 The Last Tea Bowl Thief was chosen as an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense on Amazon

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

“A fascinating mix of history and mystery.” —Booklist

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