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Digression: Japan Times reviews my book

22 May

Hi all,

this is a bit off topic, but I was quite delighted/surprised to see that the Japan Times reviewed, and liked, my book today. It was especially swoon-y about the cover design, which took ages and many many 微妙な手紙 to finalize。もしよかったら、目を通してください! It actually uses the idea of fieldwork a lot, even though it is not food-related…

Cover of Nakagami, Japan

Natsume Sōseki, author of _I Am a Cat_ on the 1000-yen bill

15 Sep

He’s a pretty familiar guy in Japan–the guy we are reading for Thursday. His face is on the 1000-yen bill (worth about the same as the US ten-dollar bill).

1000-yen bill, with portrait of Sōseki