Maria Hovi

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Journalism, design, Japanese language & culture
  • From Helsinki, Finland
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About Me


A Finn with gypsy tendencies and a love of music and unique handmade things

visited 24 states (10.6%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free ipad travel guide

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


by being wonderful


boozing and snoozing, noise gigs, late night existentialism and the occasional Tadanobu Asano film

Music, Movies, and Books

shoegaze, noise, experimental, bossa nova, cheezy French pop, 60s garage, krautrock, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Einsturzende Neubauten, Les Rallizes Denudes, etc etc

transgressive fiction, Amelie Nothomb, Erlend Loe, Chuck Palahniuk, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe

Being John Malkovich, Idiots, I Heart Huckabees, Ghost World, Air Doll

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have eaten one of Yoko Ono's works of art (true story!)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach you how to build a rubbish-looking (but a working) synthesizer

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Belgium, Finland, Japan, United Kingdom

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