Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Home at the End of the World. Michael Cunningham.

Cunningham, Michael. A Home at the End of the World. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1990. HarperCollins e-books edition. F; 5/16. I was enchanted enough by The Hours, Cunningham’s most successful novel, to take a look at something else … Continue reading

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Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York. Luc Sante.

Sante, Luc. Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1991. NF; 4/16. Sante was part of the post-hippy bohemian crowd that hung out on the Bowery in the 1970s, associated with the club … Continue reading

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Ginza Ten’ichi, Tokyo.

May 2016. I’ve been to one other Tokyo tempera restaurant a couple of years ago, Abe, which I enjoyed. This one served flawless product, but turned out to be ultra-traditional and very high priced. We identified it through internet search … Continue reading

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Maisen Tonkatsu in Tokyo Station, Tokyo.

May 2016. In our continuing quest to expand our understanding of Japanese cuisine, we identified tonkatsu as promising because it involves pork, panko, deep frying, and a savoury sauce. Various sources identified this chain, its main branch located on the … Continue reading

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Imahan Bekkan, Tokyo.

May 2016. We were invited to this beautiful traditional Japanese place by friends living in Tokyo. The restaurant is located in the interesting north Tokyo peripheral neighbourhood of Asakusa, and as we got off the subway running late we found … Continue reading

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Umegaoka Sushi no Midori, Akasaka branch, Tokyo.

May 2016. This unassuming sushi restaurant is on the second floor of a massive tower partially connected to the Akasaka subway station, such stations being generally immense multiuse facilities conceived to bewilder non-Japanese new visitors to Tokyo. Service is delivered … Continue reading

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