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Overview

  • 69 References 62 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

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 , rather be a curious to learn and import foreign cultures, adopt and localize to our daily life.

In this way I've learned lots on the road, - can't describe one by one -
I consider myself as a typical Japanese.

In other words, we ( with my wife ) are open-minded and respect different cultures, that why we are here on CouchSurfing.

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 our family member If they don't mind.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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

Interests

Architectures and gardens.
Mostly 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 there 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,
But 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'd like to share the meal time with our guest(s),
For our health and budged,
to avoid to take addictive MSG - we don't like its artificial taste- reduce amount of salt,
we mostly cook without package food, and eat at home.

Since we get many host requests lately ( we host 10 or more nights / mouth average ) it hits our food budget.
If you understand our condition then satisfy the meals,
we'd like to ask to split the expense of ingredients to support our future Surfers.
( Don't worry we won't do the business with CSers. )

You can use bicycle.

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, 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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