"Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel-mine and coming out with empty hands." (Japanese proverb)
"An accomplishment sticks to a person," (Japanese proverb) and so without further ado:
Prize #1: Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto (donated by Terri B.) goes to Nymeth!
Prize #2: Coin Locker Babies goes to Chris at Stuff as Dreams Are Made On!
Prize #3: "The Wave" notebook, set of cards, and froggie origami goes to Iliana!
Prize #4: two CDs of Japanese music go to Tanabata!
Prize #7: the Japanese cookbook, and a dish with a Japanese Maple leaf, go to Terri B!
Prize #8: The DHC catalogue, with accompanying samples and olive soap, go to Madeleine!
Prize #9: Tanabata's lovely Japanese calendar goes to Raidergirl 3!
and that leaves us with Carl V., Mee, and 3M who, as yet prize-less during the challenge, will be rewarded with a small token of my appreciation.
If all of you will email me your address at: email@example.com, I will send your prizes off in the next week. Thank you, thank you for joining me in the Japanese Literature Challenge 2.
And, for the rest of you, mark your calendars for the JLC3 beginning this July!