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Murakami in 2022

December 31, 2022 By mk

Here is a list of topics on Haruki Murakami in 2022. Murakami Radio is On This year, Murakami Radio, the radio show hosted by Murakami, continued to be broadcast with a total of 14 on air. ‘Murakami Radio Special Edition: Music to Stop the War’, broadcasted on 18 March, a month after Russia invaded Ukraine, […]

The Sheep Man’s Christmas

December 24, 2022 By mk

The Sheep Man’s Christmas is a picture book by Haruki Murakami, published in Japan in 1985. The illustrations are by Maki Sasaki, who drew the cover illustrations for Hear the Wind Sing (1979), Pinball in 1973 (1980), Wild Sheep Chase (1982) and A Perfect Day for Kangaroos (1983). Murakami was a fan of Sasaki’s illustrations […]

New Book: More, My Good Old Classical Records

December 19, 2022 By mk

On 15 December 2022, a new Murakami book, ‘More, My Good Old Classical Records’ was published in Japan. It is an essay book on his classical music record collection and a sequel to “My Good Old Classical Records,” published last year. In the preface, Murakami wrote that this book was neither a guidebook nor an […]

Photo in Hawaii displayed in Texas

December 17, 2022 By mk

In October 2022, Laura Wilson published a book, “The Writers: Portraits”, which includes photographs of 38 authors from around the world, including Haruki Murakami, According to Murakami’s recent interview, he went to Hawaii in February this year for the first time after the pandemic. He stayed there for three-four weeks (and listened to the news […]

Murakami goes to Wellesley

December 16, 2022 By mk

According to a recent interview, Murakami has been invited to stay at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, USA, from January to May 2023. During his stay, Murakami may give lectures and seminars at the college. He is looking forward to his stay; in addition to his life at the college, one of his pleasures is eating […]

Happy Birthday, Haruki Murakami and Jack London

January 12, 2022 By mk

Murakami was born on 12 January 1949 and today is his 73rd birthday. Coincidentally, the birthday of Jack London (12 January 1876 – 22 November 1916) and Murakami are the same (London was born 73 years before Murakami), and Murakami once created a “Jack London Club” on the Internet for people with the same birthday […]

Murakami in 2021

December 31, 2021 By mk

Today is the last day of the year 2021. As a Haruki Murakami fan living in Japan, I have compiled a list of topics related to him that I have seen this year. Mizumaru Anzai Retrospective Exhibition From 24 April to 20 September 2021, the exhibition of Mizumaru Anzai (1942-2014), Murakami’s best friend and highly […]

Men without Women Review (3) An Independent Organ

November 6, 2021 By mk

An Independent Organ loosely shares its setting with the other stories in the same short story collection, Men Without Women, and depicts a single fate related to love. The reader can gain a new perspective by linking up with the classic works and deciphering what is not described in the novel.

Men without Women Review (2) Yesterday

November 4, 2021 By mk

Yesterday is the second story in Haruki Murakami’s short story collection “Men without Woman”. In the story, the protagonist is told by his strange friend to go on a date with his girlfriend. The episode, which is a slice of adolescent life with a follow-up episode, ends inconclusively. However, the underlying storyline borrows imagery from the classics and is filled with allusions.