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Book Review: Ice Cream Work by Naoshi

Book Review: Ice Cream Work by Naoshi

Ice Cream man is off to work! This cheerful, surreal story follows a stylish, hard-working confection as he navigates the work week. Happy to find different ways to help out, Ice Cream man works as a road cone in a construction zone, a golf ball and tee, a party popper, a nightlight and more. Not … Continue reading

Winner of Japan Journeys by Andreas Marks announced!

Winner of Japan Journeys by Andreas Marks announced!

Thank you to everyone who entered my competition for a chance to win a copy of Japan Journeys – Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan by Andreas Marks (see the review and competition post here). The winner has been selected by a random draw, and will be contacted shortly. I’m delighted to announce that the winner … Continue reading

Book Review: Japan Journeys – Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan by Andreas Marks

Book Review: Japan Journeys – Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan by Andreas Marks

Japan Journeys – Famous Woodblock Prints of Cultural Sights in Japan by Andreas Marks (Tuttle, 2015) is a beautiful book. Gathering together around two hundred Japanese woodblock prints (ukiyo-e / 浮世絵), art historian Andreas Marks takes us on a journey through Japan’s famous sights as depicted by artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川 広重), Katsushika Hokusai … Continue reading

Winner of Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson announced!

Winner of Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson announced!

Thank you to everyone who entered my competition for a chance to win a copy of Cool Japan Guide by Abby Denson (see the review and competition post here). The winner has been selected by a random draw, and will be contacted shortly. I’m delighted to announce that the winner is… ☆★☆ Ke11ie ☆★☆ Ke11ie commented: There are so many … Continue reading

E-Book Review: SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce)

E-Book Review: SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce)

SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce), an e-book published by Airy Rhyme, Inc., is one of a series of e-books about traditional Japanese culture. The series aims to introduce traditional items and skills deeply rooted in Japan, and so far consists of three titles: TENUGI (Japanese Hand Towels) , SHOYU (Japanese Soy Sauce) and WASHI (Japanese Paper). This series … Continue reading

Book Review: The Haiku Murder by Fran Pickering

Book Review: The Haiku Murder by Fran Pickering

I think I owe Fran Pickering a public apology for having her book, The Haiku Murder, for such a long time and only just getting around to posting a review. Sorry Fran! I actually finished reading this page-turner before Christmas, but you know how time flies! Here’s a synopsis of The Haiku Murder, the latest … Continue reading