Review: This One Summer

“This One Summer,” written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki, was something that I am glad I found through a good friend. The story follows a young girl named Rose, who has gone on a summer vacation with her family to their cottage by Awago Beach. 665 more words


Wolverine Review

When reading this it was reminiscent to me of the Marvel anime Wolverine I saw a long time ago. Both are about Wolverine going to Japan to see Mariko and find out she’s getting married to some abusive jerk. 140 more words


2015 Shizuoka : Kondô-wase & Kôshun cultivar from Mariko

Following on from my last article on the excellent Yabukita sencha from Nihon-daira, I stay in Shizuoka in the district of Suruga, but this time in Mariko area. 634 more words


30 Days of Eurovision Challenge- Day 10

Prompt: Favorite use of an instrument during a performance

After the 1998 contest, all instruments turned into props and ended up on the backing tracks along with the orchestra. 116 more words


Audio extract: Spring Arrives

To whet your appetite for the forthcoming London premiere of Tokaido Road on 25 February (details here), here’s Scene II from the opera; newly-established in a tea-house, Mariko sings a gentle lullaby to her baby. 23 more words

Tokaido Road

Music Monday: Mariko

Hello everyone it’s the start of another week and you know what day it is out in the Twitterverse! Yes it is another Music Monday installment and you know I am going to bring you something that will please your ears and sooth that beginning of the week angst we all go through. 296 more words


Going back in time!

Mariko Eguchi took us on a virtual tour of a Japanese classroom belonging to the class she is going to connect us with in early December.   199 more words