LJC Shimoda - artist
Todd Shimoda - novelist

Why Ghosts Appear
OH! A mystery of 'mono no aware'
The Fourth Treasure
365 Views of Mt. Fuji

Chin Music Press
Asian Review of Books
Todd's blog

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Why Ghosts Appear
Why Ghosts Appear is now available!

Why Ghosts Appear cover Our fifth novel is a suspense-filled, art-filled literary noir thriller.

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Subduction garners great reviews!

Subduction coverA seductive and mysterious story set on a small Japanese island.

For more info and to read the reviews of this gorgeous book with art and a colorful retelling of a Japanese myth, visit
Oh! A mystery of 'mono no aware' is an NPR summer best read!

Oh! coverZack Hara searches for emotional enlightment in Japan, and finds it may come at the ultimate price.

To read an excerpt and see the brilliantly artful design, visit