Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another from history

This week I add another person from history. A man who sought to change the course of Japanese history.

Yui Shōsetsu 由井正雪

Monday, December 13, 2010

Snowy Boozy

We only get snow every few decades in the Oakland area. But if we do I'll grab some glasses, bundle up and head to the porch with some bottles and start inviting neighbors to join me.

This week I have a respected custom:

yukimi (snow viewing) 雪見

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fruity Boozy

This week I turn to a beverage for those of you of legal drinking age.

chûhai チューハイ or 酎ハイ

Not the highest class of drink but good for casual drinking with friends.

The holiday season is upon us and things are very busy so I'll stick with easy, likely food and drink entries until the new year is rolling.

As always I'll take requests.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Food and sports, two more recommended titles

I've been adding titles all too slowly to my recommended manga list.

The most recent I highly recommend:

Oishinbo A La Carte by Kariya Tetsu (story), Hanasaki Akira (art). This one is relatively short at 7 volumes.

Real by Inoue Takehiko. Real is a work on progress with 9 volumes out to date and I find it one of the most exciting dramatic manga in English.