“The Bride’s Kimono” and Traditional Clothing Culture in Japan

    The historical fiction and crime/mystery novel, “The Bride’s Kimono” was written by Sujata Massey in 2001. I wanted to blog some of my thoughts that were provoked by the contents of this book. The author, Sujata Massey lived in Japan for years in her youth, and has deep appreciation and insights for the … More “The Bride’s Kimono” and Traditional Clothing Culture in Japan

“Shanghai Girls” and Imperial Japanese invasion of China

Recently, I have been reading interesting books about Japan. I wanted to write down my thoughts that were provoked by the contents of the book. “Shanghai Girls” is written by Lisa See who has Chinese heritage by her father’s side of the family.  The book is about two beautiful Chinese sisters Pearl and May from … More “Shanghai Girls” and Imperial Japanese invasion of China