Category: Tokyo

Udon Hoshino

September 3, 2018 By mk

During lunchtime at the Udon restaurant named Hoshino, the conversation with Nakata was reminded: Nakata methodically enjoyed each and every noodle. “This udon is delicious,” he said. “Glad you like it,” Hoshino said.– Kafka on the Shore (Ch. 24). Hoshino1-11-2 Nihombashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0022

The Moment he Became a Novelist happened at Jingu Sadium

July 31, 2018 By mk

Went to Jingu Stadium for the baseball game of Tokyo Yakult Swallows against Hiroshima Carp. This is where Murakami got a revelation to become a novelist. Besides that, it is a great place to be in a summer night. In 1978, when Murakami attended a baseball game for Yakult Swallows against Hiroshima Carp at Jingu […]

Yakult Swallows won and Murakami celebrated

October 6, 2015 By mk

Bought recently published essay “Novelist As a Vocation” at the bookshop near Jingu Stadium displaying the author’s autographed paper board saying “Congrats on the Victory of Yakult Swallows!”