I am a local home cooking chef and home cooking instructor. Compared to other Japanese people, my background might be considered a little bit more unique. First things first, I was born in Hokkaido and was raised in a town rich with nature and huge vegetable fields, some which were owned by my grandparents. As a child, I would harvest fresh vegetables from the fields and cook them with my mother and grandmother who were both wonderful cooks. My grandmother in particular, never compromised in quality or technique when cooking and taught me everything she knew. On top of that, my grandfather owned a miso factory (a very traditional and essential ingredient for Japanese cooking) so I was lucky enough to grow up with the best quality of miso. After high school, I had moved to San Francisco to pursue a degree in photography and art, however I returned soon after due to the unfortunate events of 9.11. While I did have a wonderful career as a photographer after coming back to Japan, I soon realized that my passion for photography was lost. I then had to reset my life and rethink about what I truly wanted to do for my career. During the many years of trying to find myself over again, my grandparents had unfortunately passed away. However, from that, while I do not consider myself the most spiritual person, I had begun to see and feel signs from them and decided to inherit their skills and show that to travelers from all over the world. Since then, I have been super passionate about both home cooking and teaching. I truly believe that there are so many delicious homemade Japanese foods that cannot be found in restaurants and love sharing these dishes and their recipes with travelers. As of 2023, I have met travelers from over 80 different countries and can’t wait to meet even more!
GET OFF @ JR SHINJUKU STATION, THEN GET OUT FROM EAST EXIT! I’ll stand right in front of EAST EXSIT (in front of KOBAN) with placard said ‘COMBURGER’. I’ll take you to my cooking studio!
The address of Koban : 3-38-1, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
(If you use google map, please put ‘shinjuku station east exit police box’ on search box!)
If you applied for Morning class, please be there @ 10:25AM.
If you applied for Evening class, please be there @ 5:55PM.
※Please note that Shinjuku station is one of the biggest stations in Tokyo, so I recommend you to arrive @the station 10 to 15 minutes to the meeting time!!!
1. This is the scene when you get out of ticket gate.
2. Here is the stairs(close to NewDays)
※NewDays is a convenience store.
3. Just clime up!
4. Here I am! I wait for you in front of KOBAN.
※KOBAN is a small police station.