I'm originally from Hiroshima and now live in Shimokitazawa. I'm married with one child.
I run a small restaurant/ cafe called Kamay Kitchen which serves Teishoku (set menu meals), cakes, drinks, etc. We cook a fusion of Japanese and Philippine home-cooked recipes and try to use organic rice and vegetables as much as possible. We don’t use any MSG and try very hard to avoid GMO foods.
I sometimes do bento (Japanese lunch box) catering as well as outside catering for camping events and festivals.
Our place is super kid and baby-friendly. There is a tatami area with toys, a diaper changing table, and kids' chairs. We do two kinds of sets for babies and children. Of course, the place is no smoking.
From time-to-time we hold some workshops and events in Kamay Kitchen such as Ukulele classes, cooking workshops and live music and movie events.
I'm inspired by good food, vegetables, nice music, kimono, family and friends. I spend my free time going to live concerts, dancing with a beer in my hand! I also sing and play ukulele at live events. I organise events such YANAKAMA STREET MARKET and OHIRU NO KAORI.
Victoria Close from Bikudesigns talks kimono, business, Japanese design, life in Tokyo and all the things she loves.