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  • 16 References 5 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Japanese; learning Catalan, Valencian, English, French, Greek (modern), Spanish
  • 54, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • Musician,Violin teacher,Japanese Teacher,Interpreter
  • BA
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About Me


getting connected with people through music


Hi,I'm mutsumi.I am Japanese.
I am musician playing Balkan,Gypsy,Greek,Turkish and Klezmer music in London. (
At the moment,I am mainly playing Greek violin. (These days, Spanish music included)
I love Greek makes me feel nostalgic...don't know why...
I sometimes go to different region in Greece for learning various Greek traditional music.

Not only traditional tunes...I am involving rembetiko music, and theatrical play as well.
I am in Girls Greek band called,'PAKAW!'
We play at various venues.
See more events coming up.

Music is my life :)) It gives me a lot of energy and happiness :)

Traveling around the world and playing with many musicians are my mission.I really enjoy meeting people.
I am curious,happy lively person.


Your smile brings you happiness :)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I was away from Couchsurfing for a while these years, having my life into down to earth.And now I feel to start being lively again.
It's time to meet up with many great people out there through travels and meeting up here in London :)


My music,Greek cats and dogs,meeting new people
I am interesting in nature walking, watching and listening.
I love reading books, just sitting in couch and relaxed.
At same time, I can play music for many hours.I am interest in various instruments playing around, jamming with musicians , having energetic gigs .
I like audience enjoying my music.
I love teaching from a child to adult, especially I love the moment I felt i could share something with them :)

  • cats
  • dogs
  • culture
  • books
  • cooking
  • walking
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • music
  • violin

Music, Movies, and Books

Movie ="Everything is illuminated","Black Cat,White Cat",Life is miracle"
nice heart warming film, Lord of the rings (with books,too), Midnight Diner (Shinya Syokudou inJapanese), that is really good short human drama. The Game of Thrones ( I am addicted!!).

Novel=Kafka on shore (Haruki Murakami)
A sounsand splendid suns ,The Kite runner (Khaled Housseini)
The Noticer (Andy Andrews), Trip to Persia (Noa Gordon)

Music= Manolis Ciotis,Stephane Grappeli, Django Reinhardt, Spanish music, Jazz,
Astor Piazzora, Many traditional Greek music (Paradosiaka, Nisiotika, Smirneika and Rebetika)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Once I found that Greece was my direction,then everything started to have led that way....
if you keep wishing,your dream may come true :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teaching Japanese language, cooking, exchanging culture.
Teaching Violin, or sharing my repetoirs , or doing workshop :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can cook if the host prefer to, or I can play music while host is cooking.
Or sharing cultural things, Japanese, Greek and English.
Sharing life experience.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United Kingdom

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