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  • 74 References 66 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Japanese; learning Chinese, English, Swahili
  • 60, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Engineer, Chef for my family and guests, Gardener, Tourist
  • Not well learned from school or teacher, learned lots on ...
  • From Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
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About Me

Now we are on holiday ..

CURRENT MISSION

Be curious, Be creative

ABOUT ME

When I was a kid I believed myself as not a typical Japanese,
after having traveled several countries, I realized my back ground that how i am a Japanese.

Generally we Japanese are free from religions restrictions ( Buddhism and Shinto .. but I grew up in Christian ), we feel no guilty or no hesitate to learn and import foreign cultures to adopt and localize to our daily life.

In this way i am a typical Japanse, can't describe one by but I've learned lots on the road, -
In other words, we are open-minded to world wide, we respect different cultures, religion that why we are here
Notice,

We hesitate to host anybody from Aug to Sept,,
we temporary leave home for our holiday,
our sisters will return home for summer holiday,
Summer in Nagoya is worse period, terrible hot and sticky, you probably suffer and complain heats and wet.

Please text us before sending Couch request.

PHILOSOPHY

I believe human nature is fundamentally goodness.
World Peace may brought by knowing, understanding & respecting each others that how we are difference and how we are same.

For more about our daily life refer my Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/nobuyo.iwasaki

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

We would welcome "Couchsurfers" as not a guest(s) but welcome as our part of family,
If your demand is only temporary free bed , our Couch is not suitable.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We hosted many lovely surfers and are grad to receive heart warm references, some of them are our life long friends.

We also surfed at friendly host, those experinces are big part of our travel much more than sightseeing.

Interests

Architectures and gardens.
We pround Japanese gardens, which are Miniature of nature arranging in small area.
Love geometrically well designed Islamic architectures,
Taj Mahal is still my most impressed one since my first visit in 1988.
Traveling, Trekking in the Nature, Wandering in town, Cycling, Cooking, Meeting Interesting people,
Fine arts mostly contemporary art,
Good design,

For more info about our daily life refer my Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/nobuyo.iwasaki

  • arts
  • humanities
  • design
  • contemporary art
  • dining
  • cooking
  • traveling
  • cycling
  • religion
  • nature
  • trekking

Music, Movies, and Books

Love Jazz most since teenage, Through my past journey, I was moved to
Lingara pop from Congo or Zaire,
Taarab in Tanzania, Hindu pops, Taiwan pops,
Klap in Croatia .. so on.

Love Any unknown local music I will hear on the road.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When i solo traveled in Tanzania, stacked in rural village for 2 - 3 nights,
a Muslim family invited me for every meals.
It was my first acquaintance with Muslims then i could know they were really peaceful, polite, intelligent curious and respectful other cultures.
This past lucky meeting brought me to have my philosophy.

Teach, Learn, Share

We can teach Japanese cooking.

What I Can Share with Hosts

We can share our daily meal,
to avoid taking addictives and MSG - we don't like its artificial taste- reduce amount of salt,
we mostly cook without package food, and eat at home.

We'd like to share them by donation base, if you satisfied them, we appreciated you to donate fare cost of food stuff,
if you didn't satisfy them, you'd better manage to eat yourselves.
You can eat out and bring your own food, sorry we don't want CSers to use our kitchen without our sight, except micro wave oven to warm package food,

We host only who agree our conditions. When you place a Couch Request, please mention about it,
No mention it No replay.
This is our way to know the request as " Copy and Paste " or from " Free Loaders"

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, Tanzania

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