Being Japanese, I have always been enamored with the history and customs of my homeland. However, this affection for one’s own culture only deepened my curiosity about the world outside. Embarking on a journey that took me across fifty countries, I realized that traveling not only introduces you to foreign cultures but also gives you a fresh perspective on your own.
I am both a chef and a gourmet. With an insatiable curiosity about food, I’ve tasted culinary delights from every corner of the globe. There were moments where I savored Pad Thai, Pho, Tacos, and hot dogs amidst the bustling streets lined with roaring motorcycles.
Then there were serene experiences, like enjoying fish caught from the Amazon River, grilled over charcoal by the indigenous people, while being surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of nature. Or relishing skewered chicken under the endless expanse of the Sahara Desert, with nothing but the gentle rustling of the wind as a backdrop. And, on some occasions, I found myself adhering to strict dress codes in opulent settings, savoring world-class cuisine.
“To live is to eat” – this motto drives my passion for life and food. It’s a story I tell whenever I describe myself, emphasizing that life’s flavors, much like its experiences, are vast and varied. Every bite tells a story, and every journey makes it richer.