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Tokachi Outdoor Mate
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Age: 43

Hometown: Shintoku Town, Hokkaido

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Iwamatsu is truly wonderful.
Iwamatsu in Shintoku is a nice out-of-the-way place that is not very well known, and is also where I used to enjoy canoeing and other such activities. I also introduced this place to my friends, telling them that we had many wonderful places like this.
I used to work for a timber company, but I came to the realization that trees are a finite resource. With that realization as a turning point, I inaugurated TOM for rafting, which has gained popularity at that time.
After starting to work on the river, I once again realized the importance of mountains and trees. If forests do not remain abundant, we cannot secure the bountifulness of rivers. I hope that many people will realize this by coming in contact with rivers through rafting and canoeing.


I want to provide guests with activities that can be enjoyed by both parents and children.
These days, many parents are too busy to find time to play with their children. When you do find the time, please take the courage to come here so that you and your children can interact with nature. I hope to provide this type of opportunity for parents and children. Parents and children once again put up tents here this summer. One third-grade girl said, gI want to go fishing.h Her family got up early in the morning and went fishing. Then, a large fish began to bite at her fishhook. She happily shouted, gDaddy! Brother!h The fish she caught was immediately served as sashimi (sliced raw fish) and the bones and bony parts were used to cook a soup. They looked really happy and enjoyed these wonderful fish dishes for breakfast.


One must go abroad to hear of home.
Surprisingly, I do not think that local people understand how wonderful this place really is. When local junior high school students came to experience rafting for a school event the other day, they said that they never knew there was such a wonderful place like this. I realized when I heard this that I must disseminate the wonderfulness of this place not only to urban people, but also to local residents. This river has an abundance of water. I hope that people will become familiar with the forests that support the abundant river. I have been familiar with mountains and rivers since I was a child. Therefore, I want to provide pleasant times like the ones I spent casually playing on hills behind my house a long time ago.



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