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The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass

The forth book in the Samurai Mysteries series by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler is entitled The Sword that Cut the Burning Grass and it continues the story of Seikei a merchant boy turned Samurai apprentice and his adopted father Judge Ooka described as many as the Sherlock...

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In Darkness, Death – Book Review

In Darkness, Death is the award wining third installment of Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler’s Samurai Mysteries series. I described the first book Ghost in the Tokaido Inn as eerie and the second book Demon in the Teahouse as unpredictable and it seems that this book...

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Coracoes Sujos Post WWII Japanese in Brazil

Coracoes Sujos or “Dirty Hearts” is a new film by Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim and is based off a fictional book written by Fernando Morais about the chaos in Brazil’s sizable Japanese immigrant population following Japan’s World War II loss. The Japanese immigrant community in...

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In Darkness, Death

In Darkness, Death is the title of the third book in the Samurai Mysteries series written by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler. I have already read and reviewed the first 2 books in the series, the eerie Ghost in the Tokaido Inn and the unpredictable Demon...

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Drainspotting: Japan’s Artistic Manhole Covers

There are many things to like about Japan. Anime, temples, samurai and electronics are some of the usual things that come to mind right away. However, there is something that is not so normal that I have been intrigued by about Japan since I first...

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The Demon in the Teahouse – Book Review

The second book in the Samurai Mysteries series is The Demon in the Teahouse. It picks up right after the exciting happenings of the first book which I reviewed called The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn. After enjoying the first book so much I was...

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