This is my tenth year in Yaotsu but I fell in love with the town long before that, maybe 17 years ago..
I first came here with my wife (at that time she was my girlfriend) on a date. We got lost that day, drove around and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. After we married we lived for a while in Kani; we regularly came for hiking, for Yaotsu’s festivals, to visit Jindo-no-oka, and just to relax in the parks.
Then I had several opportunities to do volunteer work at Yaotsu elementary school. It shocked me that such a pretty, quiet, small town could be so international! When my son was born we decided Yaotsu would be a wonderful place for him to grow up and we built our house in Kitayama.
I thank Yaotsu for all it has given me and hope that I may give something back.