“Shufu” in Japanese means housewife. Here’s how Lego translates it:
My favorite part is the huge shamoji (rice spatula). Looks like she might just break the stove with it… Special thanks to writer and gaijin wife Wendy Tokunaga for pointing me to this!
It’s a thrill to see my hometown paper review my book about finding new homes without losing the old, noting its “heartbreaking, touching, and revelatory” scenes. They write, in part,
Tracy Slater’s memoir kicks off with this winning paragraph: “I met him in Kobe, Japan, in May 2004. Three weeks later, he told me he loved me. At least I thought that’s what he said.”
The author, known in the Boston area for creating the rollicking reading series Four Stories, traces her bicontinental romance as it unfolds over a decade, with flashbacks to her chaotic childhood in an upper-class Boston family. In this combination love story and travelogue, Slater exemplifies the adage: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
See the full review here. And thanks, Boston Globe!