I’m Hiroki,national licensed guide interpreter focusing on offering tours on the subject of hidden Japan charms,such as indigenous cultures, life styles, and highly skilled craftsmanship!! Let me now intoroduce myself little bit, I’ve been living in Chiba city near Tokyo for more than 40 years since when I was a student of a university located in Tokyo.
After graduation, I joined a petrochemical company in 1980. As is customary with Japanese style lifetime emplpoyment, I worked for the company until the retirement in 2014!!(same company for 34 years!!) And,after passing the state examination in the year 2015, I’ve started a new career of a guide interpreter as my second life.
Since then,I maily had an actual experience of a interpreter in a variety of traditional Japanese culture lessons for foreign tourists. (Specifically,Chanoyu Tea Ceremony,Ikebana-flower Arranging,Shodo-Calligraphy,Tougei-Pottery,Washoku-Japanese Cuisine,Iai-The art of Drawing the Sword,and so on.)
Fortunately,as every instructor in the lessons was an authority on the subject, I was able to develop a capability of giving proper explanation on Japanese culture through the great experience of acting as an interpreter with the masters.
Additionally,for all my long experience in petrochemical industory,the reason for choosing a brand-new career is to make my dream of transmmiting traditinal Japanese culture to the people all over the world come true.(I’ve always wanted to do this kind of thing after being inspired by my ancestral origin of being Samurai retainer served a Daimyo feudal lord for generations!!)
And so, that’s why I’m so happy to have a great opportunity to make your trip in Japan much more enjoyable!! I’m really looking forward to seeing you in my tours!!