Category Archives: Japan

Japan’s Artistic Genius Gets His Own Museum

There are two things that haunt you everywhere you go in the Tokyo district of Sumida. One of them is the Sky Tree, dominating the skyline and casting its shadow across your path. The other is the painting of “The … Continue reading

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The Official Kappa of Kappabashi Image Gallery (sort of)

On a beautiful day in Spring (April 12) I decided to count and record the Kappa statues in the Kappabashi area of Shitamachi, Tokyo. If I missed one or two … please let me know in a comment!    (This … Continue reading

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Japan Writer’s Conference 2017

The Japan Writers Conference will return to Tokyo this year at the Ekoda campus of Nihon University College of Art, October 8 & 9, 2017. This will be on Sunday and Monday – Monday being “Health and Sports Day,” a … Continue reading

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David Bowie is – in Tokyo!

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Paperback Launch Competition Results!

Excalibur Books is delighted to announce the results of the “Voice of the Jewel” Paperback launch Contest! 5th Prize – An ebook copy of “The Unofficial Guide to Japanese Mythology”, the companion book to the SMJ trilogy – Jennifer. 4 … Continue reading

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5th Prize: “The Unofficial Guide to Japanese Mythology” ebook

ABOVE: One of the Kappa statues from the streets of Kappabashi. The fifth prize in the “Voice of the Jewel” Paperback Launch Competition is a copy of the “Unofficial Guide to Japanese Mythology” ebook! What do J. K. Rowling, Stephen … Continue reading

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“Voice of the Jewel” Paperback Launch Competition & Giveaway!

    Welcome to the Voice of the Jewel paperback launch competition and giveaway! This online event will be held from now until February 26th, to officially launch the paperback edition of the grand finale of the “Sword, Mirror, Jewel” … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our readers! The Excalibur Crew has been traveling over the winter season … doing more research for more novels … we’ll be sending out some publishing news very soon!!! 👍🏼

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The Cost of a ‘Like’

  GUEST POST BY CODY L. MARTIN, AUTHOR OF “ZERO SUM GAME”.   An artist online recently posted about how he spends hours doing 3D art then gets so little feedback. That got me thinking about commenting and liking on … Continue reading

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