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The Office of Gardens and Ponds

The Office of Gardens and Ponds
  • Author(s): Didier Decoin
  • Location(s): Honshu, Kyoto
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 12th Century

The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial...

Up From the Sea

Up From the Sea
  • Author(s): Leza Lowitz
  • Location(s): Tōhoku
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Young Adult
  • Era(s): March 11, 2011 Tsunami

Running through my ruined town, pack flapping winglike against my back. Plowing through blocks strewn with heaps of refrigeratorsblackboardsbicyclestaxis bustedpianosshelvedesksstairs allmixedtogether in a marshland grave. In March 2011, a massive tsunami devastates Japan. Kai, a biracial teen from a...

Remote Control

Remote Control
  • Author(s): Kotaro Isaka
  • Location(s): Sendai
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Masaharu Aoyagi is a driver for a delivery company in the city of Sendai in northern Japan. Two years ago he had achieved brief notoriety for rescuing a movie actress from a robbery attempt while making a delivery to...

The Kizuna Coast

The Kizuna Coast
  • Author(s): Sujata Massey
  • Location(s): Tōhoku, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 2011

When a devastating earthquake rocks Japan’s northeast coast, a tsunami follows and Rei Shimura is drawn into her most rugged adventure yet. The mystery begins with an SOS from Rei’s friend, the antiques dealer, Yasushi Ishida, who’s trapped among...

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