Review: Real Samurai

When I picked up last month's Review selection (K is for Kabuki), I also grabbed another book called Real Samurai. This nonfiction book is written by Stephen Turnbull, a noted military historian. I haven't reviewed many samurai books so I thought I'd take it home and give it a go. Confession time - I find... Continue Reading →

Review: A Flower Lover’s Guide to Tokyo

Two years ago, I gave a quick profile on Sumiko Enbutsu's tiny but fantastic guidebook¬†A Flower Lover's Guide to Tokyo. As we really swing into the spring flower season, I wanted to do the book a bit more justice and hopefully give garden lovers out there (like myself) an additional resource to track down some... Continue Reading →

Review: The Story of Sushi

Well, I have to hand it to my husband. This year, he batted 2 for 2 in the Christmas present department, at least when it comes to which books he gave me. I already blogged about the great bento book he presented me with on Christmas morning, but it took me a few weeks to... Continue Reading →

Review: Everyday Bento

My husband, dear man that he is, knows that as much as I rail against the impossibly small-size¬†(and ridiculously high cabinets) of the kitchen in our Kumamoto home, I do love to spend a significant portion of my time in there. And with a four-year-old that now attends school four or even five days a... Continue Reading →

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