Here are the features that Japanagram subscribers were reading in August…
Are you still hanging in there, as we continue our wild ride through the Wonka tunnel and (hopefully soon!) pop out the other side? In a quest to make it all a little more bearable, the August Japanagram dished up a Japanese place you don’t have to visit to enjoy and a solution for that perpetual puzzler, the Japanese dessert.
Now, on to the links to the August 2020 Japanagram newsletter features:
Let’s visit the most refreshing waterfall in the world
Just looking at pictures of this astonishing waterfall is enough to beat the summer heat, but being surrounded by its 180° music is one of life’s truly sublime moments. Come with me now, and experience it for yourself!…read more
Japanese Home cooking: Kuromitsu Brown Sugar Dessert Sauce
Dessert is the hardest thing to decide on for a Japanese meal, because most Japanese “desserts”are kind of disappointing, especially when compared to, say, chocolate. Which is why I’m delighted to show you how to make Okinawan Brown Sugar Sauce—a very Japanese delight that can top anything from ice cream to…read more
Book Reviews: Claws of the Cat & CLIMB
This month I gave away books to TWO lucky winners! Claws of the Cat is the first mystery in Susan Spann’s delightful series featuring Jesuit priest Father Mateo, and Hiro Hattori, the shinobi who’s been ordered to protect him. And CLIMB is her brand new memoir, a wry and moving account of her quest to climb a hundred Japanese peaks in a year. Reviews of these two great books are here
And guess what? My new book, The Last Tea Bowl Thief
was named an Editor’s Pick for Best Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense by Amazon
“A wonderful blend of history and mystery.” —Laura Joh Rowland, author of The Iris Fan
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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