Book Review, Fiction, N4

[N4] 桜(さくら)ミステリー

At the end of March, a crime occurs in a public park full of blossoming cherry trees. A woman in a white dress is stabbed. The suspect: a man in black clothes... The Sakura Mystery is a story on Sakura Tadoku Lab by Harada Teruko and with illustrations by Koyama Junko. The story is divided… Continue reading [N4] 桜(さくら)ミステリー

Book Review, Fiction, N5

[N5] 大きい かばん と 小さい かばん

Two bags in a shop are comparing each other. One bag is big, the other small. They can fit different things and will find that this also means that they will have different uses. This is a story written originally by Yumeno Kyūsaku in 1923 but it was rewritten in easy Japanese by Harada Teruko… Continue reading [N5] 大きい かばん と 小さい かばん

Book Review, Fiction, N3

[N3] 大きな帽子(ぼうし)の女

This is a story about a young man, Ueda Kazuo, who reflects on his family and his career and just why his life has been this way so far. When a woman with a big hat enters his life on his 35th birthday, he believes that now his life will turn around. With more than… Continue reading [N3] 大きな帽子(ぼうし)の女

Book Review, Fiction, N5

[N5] 圭太(けいた)とネコ石(いし) 1

Keita is new in town and spends a lot of time alone with his thoughts, walking through the rural landscape. While walking like that one day he saves the life of a cat, which in return decides to help him. This is the first part of the story of Keita and the cat. It is… Continue reading [N5] 圭太(けいた)とネコ石(いし) 1