Behold the prizes for the Japanese Literature Challenge 2. (Click on the picture to enlarge it.) Because they are assembled into a collage, I’ll list them separately below:
- two paperbook books by Miyuke Miyabe: All She Was Worth and Crossfire,
- two CDs of music: The Very Best of Japanese Music and Ryuko Mizutani’s “Vista” which is contemporary koto music,
- a DHC catalog (which is the number 1 selling skincare in Japan) and 14 samples including a full size bar of their Extra Mild Olive soap,
- a Japanese cookbook and a little black dish made with a real Japanese Maple leaf,
- a spiral notebook featuring The Wave, a package of 10 cards and envelopes of Toyokuni’s work, and a package of froggie origami bought at the Art Institute of Chicago,
- an extremely difficult to find work of Haruki Murakami’s: Hear The Wind Sing, written when he was in college, along with two buttons.
- AGH! I forgot to photograph Coin Locker Babies! That’s one of the prizes, too.
So, are you ready to throw your name into the pot? If you’ve read three Japanese works, please leave a comment below. You have until January 30 to finish the Challenge; I can’t wait to hear from you!