This post focuses on our traditional boat tour down the Kumano river, the only waterway registered as a World Heritage site, as well as two shrines in Shingu.
Brexit serves as the backdrop to the unlikely love story of an interracial couple with a twenty-year age gap, complete with Hornby's signature wit and believable dialogues.
Tour Diary of my 48th Tori show. She seemed in a very playful mood and delivered one of my favorite cover sections of the tour.
This Boozer Prize winning novel is like a meticulous Russian doll, filled with layer upon layer of narratives that gradually work together like clock-work to reveal a big family secret.
The Kumano Kodo is an ancient pilgrimage route on the Kii peninsula. This post focuses on the Nachisan area, where Japan's tallest waterfall is located.
A delicate, understated, and interconnected post-apocalyptic novel that focuses on the preservation of human culture rather than mere survival.
Tour Diary of my 19th Tori show. After I campaigned for it for a full month, she chose this night to play my cover request for Patti Smith's Because the Night.
An allegorical, existentialist classic, the detached chronicle of how the resurgence of the bubonic plague sweeping a town in French Algeria affects individuals and society.
The pleasant yet touristy Arashiyama district on the western outskirts of Kyoto has much more to offer than just the famous Bamboo Grove, and is perfect for a full day outing.
In the fourth novella-collection of his career, it's quite obvious that death by old age or disease is heavy on King's aging mind, and he explores this theme with a sweet and empathetic touch.