Hello! I’m YUMI!
I’ve lived in Asakusa for 17 years and a mother of two teenagers
When I was a university student, I visited various countries as a backpacker. The scenes I saw there, delicious foods and, above all, the people who warmly welcome me… These experiences and encounters are my roots and treasures.
In the summer of 2017, I went to Taiwan as a backpacker for the first time in 23 years. I was looking forward to going to the nice restaurant I had visited before and seeing the owner of the bar who I had played with…. As the town has developed, I found that the town no longer has any vestige of the old days. But I was warmly welcomed by the town.
This trip triggered me to start this activity, for I have a sense of discomfort with the fact that I can’t reproduce any cuisine even though I traveled around the world and ate delicious foods there many times. For people who love Japan and come to Japan repeatedly, I would like to make a place that they can come back to! The place where accept them with “Welcome back!” no matter how many years pass by! Furthermore, I would like to make an opportunity that people can taste “Japan” when they are back home.
I offer travelers in ASAKUSA this activity as an event and a place to return, and to have a special local experience and communication. As long as I have breath, I remain in ASAKUSA. No matter how old I get, I’ll welcome you with “Welcome back!”