About Us | ご挨拶


Hello and nice to meet you. はじめまして。

We’re an international family of three. Hisashi is Japanese, born and raised in Tokyo. Helen is from small-town Canada, but has been living in Japan since January 2006. We met at our karate dojo in downtown Tokyo where we practise Okinawan Goju-ryu karate. We married in 2010 and welcomed our daughter, Kaede, in 2011. We moved from Tokyo to Kamakura in March 2014 to escape the hustle and bustle and to fulfill Hisashi’s dream of living along the coast. A surfer since junior high, Hisashi loves the sea. Helen has surfed a handful of times, and though she loves the feel of zooming across the waves, she’s not so fond of getting tangled in the soup, which happens more often than she’d like to admit. Kaede is too young to surf just yet (much to Helen’s short-term relief), but is a big fan of digging holes in the sand and finding hermit crabs and various other sea creatures.


We hope you’ll come down to stay with us and get to know a little bit more about the area. We’re keen to do everything we can to make your visit comfortable, fun, and—if you so desire—educational.


If you have any questions, please contact us using the form below.