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  • Amazing scenes emerge as you use this notepad
    Amazing scenes emerge as you use this notepad
  • How lucky is YOUR name?
    How lucky is YOUR name?
  • Hilarious haiku ask those burning questions about modern life
    Hilarious haiku ask those burning questions about modern life
  • Surrounded by a waterfall, what to serve for Japanese dessert, and how to get the all-new, not-for-sale Yumi & Kenji short for free
    Surrounded by a waterfall, what to serve for Japanese dessert, and how to get the all-new, not-for-sale Yumi & Kenji short for free
  • When you wish upon a…monk?
    When you wish upon a…monk?
  • Summery miso grilling sauce, a garden grown from 3,000-year-old lotus seeds, and what souvenirs NOT to buy this month
    Summery miso grilling sauce, a garden grown from 3,000-year-old lotus seeds, and what souvenirs NOT to buy this month
  • Six Surprising Reasons Japanese People Wear Masks, Even When There’s No Pandemic
    Six Surprising Reasons Japanese People Wear Masks, Even When There’s No Pandemic
  • Live Your Best Miniature Life for a Year in Tokyo’s Small Worlds Theme Park
    Live Your Best Miniature Life for a Year in Tokyo’s Small Worlds Theme Park
  • Keeping cool in hilarious Japanese ways, a journey back to a simpler time, and the best soy-lemon salad dressing EVER
    Keeping cool in hilarious Japanese ways, a journey back to a simpler time, and the best soy-lemon salad dressing EVER
  • An Only-In-Japan Problem If There Ever Was One
    An Only-In-Japan Problem If There Ever Was One
  • Japanese Emoticons: So Many Feels Beyond Emoji
    Japanese Emoticons: So Many Feels Beyond Emoji
  • Modern Kimonos To Die For: These Designers Are Giving An Old Artform New Edge
    Modern Kimonos To Die For: These Designers Are Giving An Old Artform New Edge
  • Samurai graffiti, mountaintop enlightenment, & the famous Yakitori Chicken Mini-Burger recipe
    Samurai graffiti, mountaintop enlightenment, & the famous Yakitori Chicken Mini-Burger recipe
  • Japanese Capsule Toys Explain the Five Stages of Quarantine Hair Grief
    Japanese Capsule Toys Explain the Five Stages of Quarantine Hair Grief
  • Gachapon animals ask their mirrors the most burning quarantine questions
    Gachapon animals ask their mirrors the most burning quarantine questions
  • Tweets from the Pillow Book: Pandemic Version
    Tweets from the Pillow Book: Pandemic Version
  • J-style Social Distancing Measurements for the Rest of Us
    J-style Social Distancing Measurements for the Rest of Us
  • How To Measure Social Distance, J-Style
    How To Measure Social Distance, J-Style
  • Kanji Drill Toilet Paper: For All Your Japanese Study Needs
    Kanji Drill Toilet Paper: For All Your Japanese Study Needs
  • Kawaii Masks
    Kawaii Masks
  • Artist Turns The Best Pet Tweets Into Hilarious Tiny Sculptures
    Artist Turns The Best Pet Tweets Into Hilarious Tiny Sculptures
  • These lovely Tokyo sites light up at night
    These lovely Tokyo sites light up at night
  • Cutest Curry Rice Molds On The Planet
    Cutest Curry Rice Molds On The Planet
  • Nine spectacular cherry blossom gardens, a firewalking field trip & a book giveaway!
    Nine spectacular cherry blossom gardens, a firewalking field trip & a book giveaway!
  • Five Japanese flower seasons that will make you happy you missed the cherry blossoms
    Five Japanese flower seasons that will make you happy you missed the cherry blossoms
  • More Haiku Musings On The Ironies Of Modern Life
    More Haiku Musings On The Ironies Of Modern Life
  • Feast Your Eyes On This: A Shop Full Of Taisho, Meiji & Showa Era Kimonos
    Feast Your Eyes On This: A Shop Full Of Taisho, Meiji & Showa Era Kimonos
  • Spring Arrives Early: Flowers by Naked 2020
    Spring Arrives Early: Flowers by Naked 2020
  • Japanese Home Cooking, Weird Chocolate, Thousands Of Tiny Igloos & More!
    Japanese Home Cooking, Weird Chocolate, Thousands Of Tiny Igloos & More!
  • How Did I Survive Before There Were Standing Cat Toys?
    How Did I Survive Before There Were Standing Cat Toys?

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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