INTERVIEWEES

2018.04.07

Satoshi Ichikawa / Yakushima Nature Activity Center (YNAC) Guide

Satoshi Ichikawa is active as a guide at the Yakushima Nature Activity Center (YNAC). Born in Kyoto, Mr. Ichik…

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2018.03.30

Hiroki Kasai Chairperson, Yakushima Free Climbing Association

Starting with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sport climbing will be included as an official event. Meanwhile, on the…

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2018.03.26

Soujiro Nakamura / T-shirt shop “Garamosta”

Soujiro Nakamura used to work in Tokyo but quit his job there when it became too stressful. He then visited hi…

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2018.03.26

Shinichiro Chuman / Guide & Member of the Yakushima Lifesavers Club

The ocean along the north coast of Yakushima is popular among families and travelers who enjoy diving in the s…

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2018.03.23

Naoko Kasai / Owner of “Minshuku Soramame” (literally “Fava Bean Guesthouse”)

Minshuku Soramame is located in Kojima, a town on the island’s south side that is known for its farm products.…

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2018.03.23

Akiko Kawaguchi / Koya Café Hi to Tsuki to

Akiko Kawaguchi moved to Yakushima from Hiroshima. Now she wears two hats, one as a wedding planner and the ot…

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2018.03.21

Yuji Kashima / Woodshop Kikori

On the island of Yakushima, people who work in the mountains are called “yamashi” (literally “mountain masters…

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2018.03.21

Yuko Takada / Artist

The town of Hirauchi is located on Yakushima’s southern coast. Walk along a road that bisects the main road an…

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2018.03.21

Ryoji Shiba / Shiba Tofu shop

Nagata, Ryoji Shiba’s hometown, is located on Yakushima’s northwest coast. This is a beautiful town that looks…

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2018.03.21

Taro Watanabe / President of Yakushima Guide Office “Sangaku Taro”

50 years have passed since the ancient Jomon cedar was found and became famous. The cedar had been there, deep…

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