Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Old One’s Gaze Rests Long on the Seedling Pine –– Tale of Genji, Part 3

This time for the Literati Corner, we continue our look at the Japanese classic novel, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shibiku.  I really have to say I liked this section of the book best so far.  While the first … Continue reading

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A Stadium Monophony and a Golden Fish – La Corda D’Oro , Part 3

  This time I will finish our series on  La Corda D’oro: I Can Do It For Your Sake by Megumi Fujino (藤野恵美の” 金色のコルダ:君のためにできること”).  Let me start off by posting a few of the really cute, manga-style drawings from the … Continue reading

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The Cat Is Out of the Bag, and Other Announcements

This week, I published my new novella, Kumori and the Lucky Cat, that I briefly mentioned that I was working on.  Here is the link where you can buy a copy: https://www.amazon.com/Kumori-Lucky-Cat/dp/1533582130?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 Hopefully I’ll have the e-book ready next month.  … Continue reading

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A Voice from the Darkness, or The Case of the Disappearing Earrings – La Corda D’Oro , Part 2

        This time I will continue our look at novel La Corda D’oro: I Can Do It For Your Sake by Megumi Fujino (藤野恵美の”金色のコルダ:君のためにできること”).  Chapter two is about Ryotaro Tsuchiura, who plays the piano in the main … Continue reading

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