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Katsumi Ueno ”Katsu”

KumanoExperience Owner/Guide/Life Style Maintenance Technician

He has born in 1968 in Osaka.
Hiked the hills & mountains around Kansai region from childhood,
touring by motorbike around Australia for three months in 1994,
training white water kayaking & seakayaking in New Zealand & US in 1996, did some first descent too.
He also enjoy backcountry skiing,snowboarding,climbing,rafting and mountain biking.
He is very happy to get in the nature.


・American Canoe Association: White Water Kayak Instructor
・Japan Recreational Canoe Association: Sea Senior Instructor
・Japan Safety Canoeing Association: Instructor1
・New Zealand Recreational Canoe Association: Basic Kayak Safety completion
・Rescue3: Swift Water Rescue Level1 Technician
・Japan Mountain Guides Association: Mountain Guide stageⅡ
・Council for Outdoor & Nature Experiences: Leader
・Japan Nature Game Association: Leader
・The Institute for Earth Education-JAPAN: Interpretive Design completion
・Interpretation Network Japan: School Interpreter Coach Trainer, registered with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of the Environment
・Kumano Hongu Taisha: Representatives of Shrine parishioner
・Shingon sect of Buddhism: Priesthood “Shugendo/Yamabushi”

Kazunori Tatsumi ”Tassan”


He has born in 1977 in Osaka
Traveling through one year with his folding kayak in the Western Alaska – Canada in 2005 (such as the Yukon River in Glacier Bay).
On the way, he stayed in the town of Canadian aboriginal Haida for 6 months and touch in their lives.
After that, he went to Australia and stay there for a year, spend more time in national parks, staysd for 6 months in Maleny,
touch the people who seek ways of sustainable communities.
He moved to Hongu in Wakayama in 2008 and began his life mainly agricultural,
build up his own organic cafe “Cabelo” in 2010, just back side of Hongu Taisha along the KumanoKodo
B&B Cafe Hongu : zip 647-1731 127-2 Hongu Hongu-cho Tanabe-shi Wakayama Japan Tel&Fax 0735-42-1130 Copyright © 2011 Ueno Katsumi