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SIX CHERRY BLOSSOM SPOTS FROM MURAKAMI’S NOVELS

Cherry blossom viewing parties, also known as hanami, are a big deal in Japan. Every year in spring, groups of people gather under trees in bloom and have a little picnic or drinking party. Despite being such a big part of Japanese culture, hanami parties play little role in Murakami’s fiction. Nevertheless, some of the best …

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SIX PLACES YOU CAN SHOP FROM MURAKAMI’S NOVELS

As most of Murakami’s main characters are Tokyoites, it’s only natural that they go on plenty of shopping trips throughout his novels. Like with bars and restaurants, however, Murakami rarely reveals the name of the exact store they visit. Luckily, there are several exceptions. Here’s a list of six places in Tokyo you can shop from …

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