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The Fifth Owner and Yumori of Ryokan Ohnuma, Japanese inn with a hundred years of history. Graduate of Rikkyo University with a degree in Tourism. As the head of the East Naruko Dream Association (non-profit), Ohnuma has been engaging in community design and development in Naruko.
Director of the East Naruko Dream Association (NPO)
Executive Director of the Naruko Hot Spring Village Tourism Bureau
Vice President of the Naruko Tourism Workshop (Awarded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in 2006)
Miyagi Tourist Concierge
Director of the Naruko Rice Project (NPO)
Director of the Miyagi Osaki Tourism Bureau
2003 Founded the East Naruko Dream Association and began an endeavor to develop and revive the community combining art, music, and agriculture with the village’s traditional Toji culture.
2004 As a member of the Tourism and IT research committee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, started the Rice Farming Toji program that blends rice farming into Toji culture.
2005 Received the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare award in the “People- and Community-Friendly Inn” category from the All Japan Ryokan Hotel Association.
"Research on a Car-free Transportation and Health Promotion Program In Tourist Cities" chosen as a model project for the government's urban renewal research program. Produced "Trike Tourism," a tourist program using the three-wheel scooter, and "Patrike," a neighborhood crime watch group with local senior citizens as main members.
Launched "GOTEN GOTEN Art & Toji Festival," art event in the main Toji areas, which continued till 2008.
2006 Started the "Yama-mori Toji" program with an aim to protect and nurture local forests and mountains.
2007 With the East Naruko Community Design Association, claimed Naruko as the home of sodium hot springs.
2008 The East Naruko Dream Association awarded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for community design.
2009 Cultivated unused land and started "Organic Soy Beans & Toji Program at the Naruko Hot Spring Village."
2010 Held an event, "Thousand Years of Toji," in the Naruko Hot Spring Village.
2011 Founded SOYS LLC., with an aim to create space of life, with a local composer, Yoko Oba. The company has been employing those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.