I used to live in Sangenjaya. Sangenjaya is a popular neighborhood located in Setagaya Ward in Tokyo, Japan. It is known for its vibrant atmosphere, trendy shops, cafes, and restaurants. The word “Sangenjaya” translates to “Three Brushes” in Japanese, which is believed to refer to the three renowned calligraphers who once lived in the area.… Continue reading Sangenjaya

The Communist Manifesto

Another book review. Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It is supposedly one of the most influential political statements in the history of political society. I seriously doubt it. I think the concept of communism has been influential. The basic principle of communism is equality. That principle has spawned a lot… Continue reading The Communist Manifesto

Scandal by Endo Shusaku

A book review. Scandal is the title of the novel written by Endo Shusaku in 1986. Its setting is modern Tokyo, centered around the Yoyogi-Harajuku area. The way Endo describes Yoyogi, Harajuku and Shinjuku in the eighties is just as I remembered it. In 1986, Yoyogi and Shibuya were my main playgrounds. For that reason, it’s… Continue reading Scandal by Endo Shusaku