Kinokuniya Portland Downtown store will open at the historic building, Guild Theatre in the Spring of 2019! As a preview of the new store, we will open a Pop-Up Shop at The Cleaners at Ace Hotel located in Portland Downtown from December 20th to 24th, 2018!
There is great beauty and simplicity in our everyday lives: the respect for working by hand, finding enlightenment in something very repetitive, a childhood memory that resolves the present moment. This is what catches my imagination and propels me towards printmaking.
Kinokuniya Portland welcomes children of all ages to join for a fun story time in Japanese!
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Thank you to our little visitors who came to listen to fun stories at our Portland store! Each month, our staff hand picks stories that matches seasons, holidays, and more for your children to enjoy! We hope everyone had fun with our selection of books! See you next month!
Join us on January 29th at 2pm with Mike Malaghan featuring his historical fiction novel Picture Bride for a detailed discussion and a look into the life of a Japanese immigrant family in Hawaii during the turn of the 20th century.
Native Californian Nancy Singleton Hachisu has lived with her Japanese farmer husband and three sons in their 90-year-old traditional farmhouse since 1989 in rural Japan, where she served as a leader of a local Slow Food convivium for more than a decade. Her first book, Japanese Farm Food (Andrews McMeel, Sept 2012), was praised in The New York Times, London Times, LA Times and more. Japanese Farm Food has been translated into French (Japon la Cuisine à la Ferme), Dutch (De Japanse keuken), and Japanese (スタンフォードの花嫁、日本の農家のこころに学ぶ).
Her second book, Preserving the Japanese Way (August 2015) was shortlisted for The Art of Eating Prize, a James Beard Award, and the Best in the World Gourmand Award. Hachisu has published in Food & Wine, Saveur, The Art of Eating, and Lucky Peach and is currently working on Japan the Cookbook for Phaidon Press (Spring 2018).
Locally, Hachisu is involved in food education of Japanese children. Nationally, she has represented the Japanese government in numerous events as well as short films speaking about Japanese food culture. She also appears regularly on Japanese TV (TBS, Fuji TV, NHK) as an advocate for preserving Japanese rural food traditions.
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Thank you to all who came to our event with Nancy Singleton Hachisu, the author of Japanese Farm Food and Preserving the Japanese Way. Signed copies are available at our Portland store!