Norwegian Wood Places

November 24, 2014 By mk

Pictures of the places possibly appeared or mentioned in Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. She had suggested that we leave the train, which we happened to do in Yotsuya, where the green embankment makes for a nice place to walk by the old castle moat. ―Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (Ch.2) Yotsuya, literally means “four valleys”, is […]

Dance Dance Dance Places

October 14, 2014 By mk

Pictures of the places possibly appeared or mentioned in Haruki Murakami’s Dance Dance Dance. Before noon I drove to Aoyama to do my shopping at the fancy-schmancy Kinokuniya supermarket. ―Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance (Ch.17) After rebuilding in 2009, Kinokuniya supermarket is located on the basement floor of the shopping complex named AO: coincidentally the […]

1Q84 Places

September 14, 2014 By mk

Pictures of the places possibly appeared or mentioned in Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84. Aomame had caught the cab near Kinuta and told the driver to take the elevated expressway from Yohga.  — Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (Book 1, Ch 1) Kinuta is a south end residential area of Tokyo where the cozy park is located beside Metro […]

Theatre: Kafka on the Shore

July 5, 2014 By mk

Last week, I had a chance to see “Kafka on the Shore” directed by Yukio Ninagawa and enjoyed the play which condensed the original story into 185 minutes stage without losing the taste. The beautiful Rie Miyazawa as Miss Saeki exuded a classy aura both when she performed the part of the age of 15 […]

about

January 1, 2000 By mk

This is a fan site dedicated to Haruki Murakami created by a Tokyo local. After the spread of the coronavirus, the travel around the world becomes not like that before the pandemic. During the lockdown, I wondered if the people in any other parts of the world may try to extend their imagination on the […]