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Maciej, a professional photographer, was born in Warsaw, Poland in a family with many Japanese connections, thus the idea of traveling to the Far East was his dream since childhood. Fascinated by Japanese literature and classic cinema, he received a Master’s degree from the University of Warsaw with a specialization in Japanese Studies. Before graduation, he spent one year at Kobe University and one year in Tokyo where he was an intern at the Embassy of Poland. Married for several years to Tokyo-born Japanese, a daughter of a sushi-making family, he lives and continues to discover an old part of the capital, the so-called 'Low City', which he admires for its amazing history and preserved unique atmosphere. A gourmet and Nihonshu (rice sake) lover, and author of articles for the Polish press about Japanese cuisine.
With the experience of living in Tokyo for the past 40 years, Tomoko is an expert on the life in Tokyo, its culture and history, and of course on Japanese food, Washoku. She finds it exciting to show the dynamic ever-changing aspects in and around this megacity to guests from around the world. Behind the modern face of Tokyo, Tomoko enjoys discovering the hidden places tracing back several hundred years to the Samurai period.
A Japanese national with Korean heritage and raised in China with fluency in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and English, Haru is an international education advisor in Tokyo with expertise in intercultural communications training and crisis management for international students. She has two Master’s Degrees in International Media and Communication and Education from Hokkaido University. Haru is an avid traveler, having visited over 100 cities worldwide. She has learned Koto for five years and recently started learning Ukulele after her Hawaii trip. She organizes a movie and coffee event every week, enjoys yoga, meditation, sake, and dodgeball as well.
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