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Producer and member of the Setouchi Regional Revitalization Association.
Born in Yokohama in 1974, Katsutoshi is married and has a young son. Although he started his career with an advertising agency, he went to join the Tower Records team. Katsutoshi was involved with brand management, sales campaigns, collaboration work, and live events. Through his career, he experienced being the Sales Promotion Manager, and the Manager of the Live Entertainment Department. However, in 2012, Katsuyoshi retired from Tower Records and moved to Seto city, Okayama prefecture – a place where he had no prior friends, connections or relatives. Soon after moving, he joined the Setouchi Regional Revitalization Association, and in July 2013 founded Kokohore Japan and began a number of projects to re-task old traditional buildings, invent new specialty products, and work on regional branding.
Website: Kokohore Japan http://kkhr.jp/
Editor & Writer
I mainly write about social news, music, and lifestyles. I was born and raised in Tokyo, but in 2012 I decided on a whim to move to Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture. I contribute to magazines such as Liniere, Inakagurashi no Hon, and ku:nel. I publish books for my ‘interesting’ friends, too, and direct and write for programs at FM Okayama. Everyday I write about people and things for both readers and listeners.
Website: Kokohore Japan http://kkhr.jp/
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Comfortable Camping in the midst of Picturesque Scenery / Seaside Corridor Auto Camp (Sanuki, Kagawa Prefecture)
Experiencing Okayaman Yohaku Through Muji Products / Muji Aeon Mall Okayama (Okayama City)
ukicafe : Enjoying Art & Pasta On Inujima Island (Okayama City)
TheCoffeeHouse: A Coffee Shop that offers Delicious Sandwiches Made on a Hotplate!
The Resurrected ‘Fukuoka no Ichi’ Market Bustles Just as it Did When it was the Middle Ages' Greatest Merchant Metropolis!
Blessings of the Sea and Land, and Flowers. Roadside Station Kasaoka Bayfarm Part 2: Blessings of the Sea & Land, and Flowers!
Roadside Station Kasaoka Bayfarm Part 1: Blessings of the Sea & Land, and Flowers!
Okayama Machizukuri Kenkyu-kai: Modern Day University Students Enjoy the Countryside to the Fullest.
The Mokakemura Revitalization Project Supports Moves to Setouchi.
Do you know what this tiered box covered with finely sliced egg is?
Though the most famous ‘wedded rocks’ in Japan are to be found at Futamigaura (Futami, Mie prefecture), I heard that there was an ever bigger ‘rock couple’ in the mountains of Okayama, so I went to the Nariwa area of Takahashi city to check them out.
These udon noodles speak of extraordinary particularity! This is an udon noodle tasting set: One side is made from last year's wheat and the other from this year’s.
"Dodomese" is a local dish from Bizenfukuoka, an area that was known in medieval times as the greatest merchant city in Japan (particularly during the Kamakura and Muromachi periods), and it had deep relations with military commanders such as Kuroda and Ukita during the Sengoku period (1467-1603).
Did you know that Mukoujima Island has a chocolate factory? Known only to a select few, it is located by Shimanami Kaido, the highway that has become hugely popular among cyclists.
Surrounded by a 100-year old forest, Nishiawakura village is found at the northeast tip of Okayama prefecture. A place where the inhabitants interact with nature, the village is so comfortable it makes people shine. The village is putting effort into its Hundred Year Forest Plan reforestation operations.
Located around an hour on the limited express train from Okayama, along the former highway of Furumachi, Ohara, a town that used to prosper as a post town, Nambatei opened on March 30th, 2013.
”Seeing the Seto sunrise at Mushiage, I almost forget about the capital…"
When talking about denim of the Setouchi area, the Kojima area of Okayama prefecture is well-known.
We introduced this topic once before on Setouchi Finder, but did you know that Okayama (Kojima) is where it all started for Japanese jeans?
Ushimado, a picturesque harbor town known as the Aegean of Japan, was once used as a stopover port by Korean envoys. Around 10-minutes away by boat is the "practically deserted" Kuroshima island.
Symbols of Inujima Island, crumbling brick smokestacks tower over their surroundings.
Dear readers, How do you like your oysters?
Sandwiched between Okayama city and Kurashiki city, Hayashima-cho is a town that once prospered on rush grass production.
Nishiawakura village is found at the northeast tip of Okayama prefecture surrounded by a 100-year old forest.
The Great Seto Bridge connects the island of Shikoku with the main island of Honshu.
With a total length of 2.4 km, Nishigawa Canal Park is around 10-minutes walk from Okayama station.
Did you know that there is a hamburger so delicious that gourmet enthusiasts even call Awaji Island "the holy ground for burgers"??
Stylish and full of warmth, maybe because it is made of hinoki cypress, the “Nordicesque” furniture produced by Youbi Carpentry Workshop works well in both Western and Japanese-style rooms.