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  • 64 References 48 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Japanese
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Assistant & Photographer
  • Sociology @Keio university
  • From Tokyo
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me


Just transfer doesn't make sense as "travel" anymore.
So, pls blow off my mind with your influence then I can feel "travel" when I meet CSer even if I don't go anywhere.


I used to be an active CSer until 2010 when I graduated from school.
Since then, lots of things have changed in CS but I still keep the memory of previous CS spirit.

Just follow my creativity, If I have enough.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


1. surfed with Ramon Paniagua in LA
2. surfed with TANGERINE GAL in LA
3. surfed with Jon Losey in SF
4. surfed with Benjamin Bombard in Oakland
5. met up with Nicole Carpenter in Oakland
6. surfed with Dusty Cooper in Reno
7. surfed with James Miska in Salt Lake City
8. surfed with Jonathan Lewis in LV
9. surfed with Stephanie Potell in LV
10. surfed with Noah Zaitlen in LA
11.hosted Erik Michon and his friend
12. met up with Chris Brunskill in Tokyo
13.met up with Sabrina Fluk in Tokyo
14. hosted Sihmüslüm Erikci
15.hosted Josef Froschauer and his friend
16.hosted Steve Aziz
17. hosted Cristian Santibanez
18. hosted Howard Johnson
19. stayed at Daniel in Sado
20. hosted Eddie Provencher
21. hosted Evan St. Andrew
22. hosted Jun Khong
23. hosted Bu Kyung Jeon

24... I don't remember how many CSers do I've met after.


/// Cooking and Eating ///
Yes, I'm foody but I love to do that especially with CSers from different sense of tastes. I'm always ready to learn new culture and taste and teach my Japanese cuisine. I also have a nickname as 'chai master' with which I believe I can produce a divine moment with chat.

/// Lines ///
This is one of my reasons to have decided to be a photographer and to have a travel in the city as much as I can.

/// Meditation ///
As I grew up in the center of busy city Tokyo, I came to need some silence in my daily life. Then I took this. But there is another reason for which I can pick this as my interests. After questing for the world outside, I found out it's also amazing to see inside. I mean, this is very travel-minded interest so I hope it's easy to share.

  • culture
  • cooking
  • meditation
  • traveling

Music, Movies, and Books

Art animation
Sociology and Anthropology material
PSY trance music

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I had a interview by BBC about Couchsurfing.
It was almost 10 years ago so it looks different though..

Teach, Learn, Share

About Japan and lots of places I've ever been.
Happily, I can get you tips on hitchhike in Japan.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Initially, I'm honored to serve my chai tea if I have enough spices.

Secondary, I love to take a portrait of you!( of course, you can use it as a profile photo on your SNS or web site) and photos of your couch&room as my profession.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, China, Ecuador, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Canada, Japan

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