A Warm Rainy Day in Tokyo (Author Interview)




A Warm Rainy Day in Tokyo looks like an exciting romance story. Can you tell us a little about it?

This light-hearted and sweet romance story is about Bella Bell and Ryo Yamada, who cross their paths by unexpected circumstances, and the last thing they wish to happen is to fall in love.


Because the story is set in Tokyo, readers will also have a chance to experience a glimpse of Japanese culture and food. 


Any plans to turn it into a series?

Yes, the story is still set in summer, but with different protagonists and locations.


What can you tell us about Bella Bell?

Bella Bell is a cheerful young woman in her early twenties. She grew up in a happy family. Her mom constantly compares her to her older sister, Adele. Bella is hard-working and began her career in Little Bear Café right after she finished high school. For her mom's sake, she had an AA degree that she earned in such a short time.

Bella can be childish but a likable person. Her bosses like her attitude and always give her an opportunity for improvement.


What inspired you when writing A Warm Rainy Day in Tokyo?    

I fell in love with Japanese culture the first time I came to Japan. Also fell in love with Tokyo because it's clean, organized, and safe. The city is also unique because modern and ancient live here in harmony. You can see rising skyscrapers and flashing billboards on one side and shrines and temples on the other. Even near the parliament buildings and the prime minister's office, there are a few shrines where many people come to pray before going to work. I love to see them and want to share my fondness for the city through my story.


What motivated you to become a writer?

There are thousands of beautiful stories written by outstanding authors worldwide, and I want to contribute my stories.  


How did you come up with the story and ideas in A Warm Rainy Day in Tokyo?

I had the idea when I was stranded in a Japanese cafe in Tokyo because of the rain. 


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing A Warm Rainy Day in Tokyo?

The taboos and daily etiquettes. For example, wearing your shoes inside the house is okay for most people, but it's a big no-no for the Japanese. You can wear indoor slippers or barefoot but absolutely no outdoor shoes or sandals. 


It took me so long to do the research, and then once the story was done, I had to confirm all the daily etiquettes with my Japanese friends to ensure I represented the correct information.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I read books, create digital content, and spend time with my family and friends.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

https://www.kanawuauthor.com/collections also I love to connect with readers on my Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.