Mr.Takanori Yamamoto

He is the second generation owner of “Tohru Mingei Ten”, a long-established store in Kurashiki that has been in business for more than 50 years.


Curator at Life Park Kurashiki Science Center. He is involved in activities to promote astronomy.


Has been fascinated by the culture of Japan since childhood. Came to the city of Kurashiki to continue getting to know the culture more closely.

Mr.Hiroyuki Hara

Representative Director of Shono Tochi Co,.Ltd.., President of Kurashiki Observatory

Mr.Shota Oura

From a major travel agency to Shono Tochi CO,. Ltd.. He is active in many fields including guiding and video production.

Ms. Yasue Kobayashi

Owner of Kobayashi Megane, which has been in business for 100 years. She holds workshops to share the fun of Temari making.

Ms.Kazuyo Inao

65 years of ikebana experience.One of Ikenobo’s highest officials(Soukatoku)