World that World Traveling Udon Maker wants to see 世界を旅するうどん屋が見たい世界  

【World traveling Japanese handmade udon chef visits your kitchen. 世界を旅する本格手打ち讃岐うどん屋が、あなたのキッチンへ】 Bookings available from all over the world 世界中どこからでも予約お待ちしてます

Great travelers know how to live their life great 旅上手は、生き上手






Udon Challenge 230/1200 #azerbaijan #baku

School workshop for two classes! Both classes had 30 students so total of 60 students in one day was done with so much support from students as it was very hard to manage everything by myself. I hope this experience would be their inspiration somehow.




Photo from Georgia where I stay as of now. Great beers/wines and beautiful mountain! Hotspring here is definitely the best outside of Japan.



Great travelers know the way to make their life great

There are people who know how to make themselves excited and thrilled while traveling.

This Dutch girl whom I met in Nepal was trekking through Himalaya ranges for 2 month without going to any touristy spots. She told me, with a smile, that she experienced some dangers, but also kindness from local people. Her story was so unique and crazy that no others have told me, which made me think she is such as strong person, and at the same time “wow she knows how to travel”. Every person should have different way of enjoying their travels as obviously everyone is different, but most people seem to head to the same spots where others also go to. Most travelers have lost their flexibility in thinking as they are too much restricted with this Tripadvisor’s “recommended places and do’s” when they decide what to do in the country they visit, but she was very talented at finding her own way.

On my smartphone note, there is a list of things that I should follow to make my travel more exciting and fun. For example “jump into troubles” ,“ask for help”, “start walking”, “get exhausted”, “Don’t say no to invitations”, “Be friend with locals”, “Do things you are scared of”, “Rest more than you need to”. These are rules to follow that I learned from my own experiences. Safe and secured tour don’t give me excitement as I would never get in troubles. When I got in trouble and asked for help, I’ve had a chance to meet some beautiful people as a result. My brain has become clearer when I walked. When I was enough exhausted from exercise, I felt satisfied both physically and mentally.

Looking at this list of so called “My travel rules”, I noticed that this also apply to our daily life, not just about traveling.








Every work done with sincerity is superb 誠意のある仕事はどれも無条件に良い仕事 (2)




Udon Challenge 170/1200 #azerbaijan #baku

Thanks to past workshop participants for spreading words, another workshop in Baku was organized  for people from Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Singapore and so on! Thank you all! I heard Indonesia and Azerbaijan have strong bonding as muslim countries(?).





Photos from Baku Azerbaijan. To be honest, in this big city Baku I was surprised to see the countless number of Azeri people as I didn not expect it... People show their skin and I do not see mosques (but I know there are) here so I do not feel like it is muslim country...Huge difference from Iran!



 Every work done with sincerity is superb  (continuing from the last post)

Traditionally hindus in India have restriction in choosing jobs that they would like to do, and are only allowed to do a job that are allocated to the caste you belong to. Generally speaking, lower caste people tend to do jobs that not many people would like to do. I was thinking that this is so not fair as their birth decides their future options, but I noticed if they could work and serve with sincerity, every work becomes a wonderful work, no matter what kind of job it is, what their preferences are. If you are putting your soul into your work and doing the best of what you can, there is no cool or uncool jobs, or upper or lower class jobs.

So what is “sincerity”? What does it mean to be sincere to people? In my opinion, it is an earnest action or attitude with respect and appreciation towards people. In short, it is an action from your heart.

Whether or not you are serving to people with sincerity is actually so obvious and visible from others than actually you think. Even though you make an attempt to hide it, people sense it from very minor facial expressions, word choices and tones.When I saw this Japanese lady working in her cafe in India, I couldn’t stop asking myself if I have been cooking for millions of people with true sincerity every time in this past few years.

One time, I was so busy with replying to countless emails from people who had interests in my udon making demonstration that I sometimes was not so careful about words and expressions in emails. Then one person pointed out that she wasn’t happy about how I replied. In this case, I guess she didn’t take what I did as sincere attitude.

Here I keep saying “work with sincerity (meaning general labor)”, but this could apply to general actions or behaviors, treating animals, plants, and things.


 誠意のある仕事はどれも無条件に良い仕事 (前回記事からの続き)