Category: Sputnik Sweetheart

Blame It On The Bossa Nova

February 11, 2021 By mk

Music takes an important role in Murakami’ life and novels. Last week, Murakami gave an interview on Shukan Asahi Magazine and said “This is a difficult time, as the world faces the pandemic. However, at any time, people need something they can enjoy.” and noticed that he would host a live radio show on this […]

Mont Blanc at Café Murakami

December 1, 2020 By mk

Dropped in Café Murakami, run by a traditional patisserie owned by Murakami family (no liaison to Haruki) in Kanazawa since 1911. Its seasonal speciality was Mont Blanc cake; Sumire’s favourite in Sputnik Sweetheart. Although it was mentioned as a “usual slice of cake” in the English translation, it was specified as “Mont Blanc,” a cake […]

Sputnik Sweetheart places

April 15, 2015 By mk

Pictures of the places possibly appeared or mentioned in Haruki Murakami’s Sputnik Sweetheart. This Sputnik conversation took place at a wedding reception for Sumire’s cousin at a posh hotel in Akasaka. ―Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (Ch.1) Retrospectively, in 1999 when the novel was released, the term “posh hotel in Akasaka” reminds a place which is […]