Welcome to Nagoya, Japan and my life.
Let me tell you about my life and Nagoya. But I'm sorry, I write broken English...
My favorite Japanese writer is Haruki Murakami.
My favorite Japanese writer is Haruki Murakami. He is one of the greatest writers in Japan, and he is also a translator.
But I've never read any books that he's translated before. I love his novels.

Many people say he will get a Nobel prize for Literature in the near future.

The first book of his that I read was Norwegian Wood. This title has the same name as a Beatles song. I read his most books from "Hear the Sind Sing (Kazeno uta o kike)" to "After Dark". But I haven't read "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Sekai no owari to Hard-Boiled Wonderland)" yet. I will read them in the near future.

His novels are abstract, but written with passion.
His works have been translated into many languages (over 30 countries).
I think you like them!

This month, his new novel will be published in Japan. The title is "1Q84"!!!
I'm looking forward to reading it!!!
Japanese art

I went to Aichi prefecture museum of art last Sarteaday.
To see Nitten.

Nitten is one of the art exhibitions which are an important in Japan.

February 3 is "Setsubun".
What is "Setsubun"?

"Setsubun" is the day before the first day of spring, the first day of summer, the first day of fall and the first day of winter.
Japanese put a special emphasis on the day before the first day of spring.
Because it is the first day of New Year.
The first day of spring is the New Year by the lunar calendar.
"Setsubun" of February 3 is the New Year's Eve by the lunar calendar.

Japanese scatter parched beans on February 3.
They hope they will have a good health all year around.
While scattering, they say "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi".
Then they eat parched beans that is only a number of their age.

Some Japanese eat rolling thickly sushi while turning to a lucky direction of the year.
They call "Ehou maki".