What you'll find on Storybook Days

The Home page displays all my musings on life in Japan and a few other things (baseball and children's books are distinct possibilities). For highlights only: "A Day in the Life (edited)." "Tabemono (Food)" is exactly that. "Big in Japan" is my completely biased and oversimplified list of what is popular in Japan, and "Kimono Count" is a day-by-day record of the people I see in traditional dress. "Editor's Delight" catalogs the unintentionally amusing and apparently quite complicated world of Japanese-English translation. "Uncle Tucker" tracks our sightings of a certain cat following us around Japan.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Talkin' baseball...

As I've told anyone within earshot, the kids will play baseball in Japan!  More posts to come on that in the near future.  (I figure that if Bobby Valentine was big in Japan, the kids will make a good impression.)  What I know so far:  no wood bats (unlike our league at home) and they use a "squishy" ball.  Not sure what a "squishy" ball is, but I promise to let you know.  For now, you'll have to make due with this:

Baseball in Japan!  I'm in heaven...


LITTLE LEAGUE in Japan!!!!

2012 Japanese Little League Regionals...Game on!

There's always August...Little League World Series anyone?

11-12 year old Little League World Series starts Aug. 16, 2012

In a Pickle

Pardon me, but my American is showing...I saw this article's photo and thought it was all about melanoma:  http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fg20120525f1.html.

News photo

I love pickles and I love Japanese food, but honestly, I need a different visual.  Good news is that it has not stopped me from wanting to sign up for Elizabeth Andoh's Japanese pickling class.  Coming soon to a Tokyo suburb near me:  http://tasteofculture.com/calendar.php.

(Oh Ms. Andoh, I hope!  Crossing fingers and waiting her newsletter/response.)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Just a little something to get us started...
Tokyo, we have a problem: cat cafés in danger.  This law takes effect the DAY BEFORE I get to Tokyo. I promise to investigate and report back. (Personally, I am offended that Huff. Post lists this under 'weird' news.) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/tokyo-cat-cafes-new-law_n_1315355.html