Tubu-Tubu Community

Team Tubu-Tubu

Team Tubu-Tubu promotes Tubu-Tubu activities. The Team is comprised of Tubu-Tubu members who practice and promote the Tubu-Tubu lifestyle. Team members take the lead in enjoying “The Rebirth of My Life Starting from the Kitchen.” and work passionately in support of Tubu-Tubu Food Designer Yumiko’s dream, “Let’s make Tubu-Tubu the common diet around the world! Let’s make 'Tubu- Tubu' a common word around the world and let’s foster Tubu-Tubu Tennyo around the world!”

Tubu-Tubu Navigator

Tubu-Tubu navigators are guides who deliver the spirit and skills of Tubu-Tubu through seminars, publications, media, and highlight its attraction to people around the world.

Tubu-Tubu Food Entertainer

Tubu-Tubu food entertainers are chefs who deliver the deliciousness and charm of Tubu-Tubu cuisine through various food demonstrations and events.

Tubu-Tubu Mail Order

Based in Matsuyama-shi, Ehime prefecture, we deliver ingredients and tools for supporting the Tubu-Tubu lifestyle nationwide. We pioneer goods that represent the face and spirit of their makers.

Tubu-Tubu Farm

The Inochi no Atorie (Atelier of Life) in Oguni-cho, Yamagata prefecture is the base for the Tubu-Tubu growers’ network. They are studying about how to pass down seeds of traditional grains as well as the techniques for cultivating and manufacturing them. They are also coaching others in order to ensure the ongoing availability of these seeds.


Miku Gota

Lead Tubu-Tubu Navigator and Tubu-Tubu Head Chef

My dream is to realize the world, where each of us recall the object for living and live with full of love, trust and gratitude, through Tubu-Tubu activities. I work to deliver the deliciousness and cooking skills of Tubu-Tubu cuisine to women both in Japan and the world. “Full of gratitude and joy when family members sit around tables where homemade dishes are served filled with both mother’s love and mother earth’s love.” I hope to create a reality where this kind of life becomes ordinary. We, Tubu-Tubu navigators are all-around players developing ourselves while enjoying various supportive activities. Every time we make Tubu-Tubu dishes, they taste better because the more we make Tubu-Tubu dishes the more our senses are developing and sharpening helping us to feel unity with earth and the universe. I have a genuine belief that Tubu-Tubu cooking is healing, much like meditation, music and art.

He was born in 1990 as the second son of Tubu-Tubu Food Designer Yumiko. Four months later the family moved to Yamagata prefecture.
He had an adventurous life with his family from morning until night. He has been using a kitchen knife since he can remember and grew up in an environment where cooking together with family members was an everyday affair. At the age of fifteen, he started Tubu-Tubu cooking lessons. For two and half years from the age of seventeen he was a private instructor for singer, Mie Nakao. At the age of nineteen he became a manager of Buona! Tubu-Tubu, Kagurazaka and at the age of twenty-one a manager at the Tubu-Tubu Café, Waseda. He has played active roles as head chef to maintain the delicious taste and quality of Tubu-Tubu Future Food. He serves as cooking seminar instructor and is also in charge of promoting activities of the Tubu-Tubu navigation group.

> Warau Kado niwa Tubu Kitaru (Tubu Comes in by a Merry Gate)

Born in Tokyo. Using her many experiences, she performs versatile work such as camera-person, seminar assistant, system construction, database creation, proofreading, etc. She is full of curiosity and a person who enjoys everything. Her laughter is distinctive and can be recognized anywhere.

He is a former baker. He made a decision to make Tubu-Tubu his work and moved from Hiroshima to Tokyo with his family. Trained at BUONA! TUBUTUBU, he very quickly became a Tubu-Tubu chef based on his natural cooking sense and inquiring mind. His uniqueness, which is a surprise to everyone attracts many people.


Michiyo Torigoe

Manager, Tubu-Tubu Online Shop

Aiming at a cool designing job, I studied art at a junior college in Tokyo. I met Yumiko at the company where I had my first job. Three years later responding to Yumiko’s call I joined her in making a women’s only project/design company. Developing the business, “Tubu-Tubu Future Food” became the lifework of our company. Now my role, (and I love it), is to go out to shops and look for things to sell that are indispensable for the Tubu-Tubu lifestyle. My work at the Tubu-Tubu shop, my overall experience and the joy of doing what I love have all united. I enjoyed working so much that I opened and managed our mail order center located in the place I am from. Looking back on my life, I am surprised how much people can change once they wake up. I cannot help but be happy about the feeling of spreading this wake-up to others. I am now full of satisfaction knowing that I am helping people all over Japan with their lives as I gather ordered goods and pack them for shipping.

She was born in Ehime, Japan and is a master of housekeeping and keeping things tidy. She is the manager of our Tubu-Tubu online shop. Her nickname is “Mitchan”. What is available at our online shop are exclusively the goods Tubu-Tubu members are using in their everyday lives. She is fashionable, charming, and barely in the flower of her fifties. Based on her super strong commitment she has found excellent goods. She has a burning desire to successfully deliver them to more and more people.

Kazuo Gota

Manager, Tubu-Tubu Farm and Tubu-Tubu Grower Network

I was born and grew up in Tokyo. Driven by the desire to know and achieve my own goals, I quit the company where I had worked for three years after graduating from college and traveled around Europe, North America, Central America, and South America for two and half years. On the way, I met Yumiko on Santorini Island in the Aegean Sea. After I came back to Japan, I met Yumiko again and thus began our big life adventure together seeking answers to our common questions, “What should we do to make a peaceful world?” “How can we escape from the life where we are so tied up by money?” In 1990 we moved to a heavy snowfall area deep in the mountains in Yamagata prefecture and started a life experiment of facing and embracing nature. In 1995, I built a half owner built ecology house, “Atelier of Life”. We developed the “Tubu-Tubu farm” on the east side of the house and practiced a self-sufficient lifestyle.

He grows traditional grains and vegetables from the Tubu-Tubu farm and he is also in charge of managing the “Tubu-Tubu growers network” at Atelier of Life in Yamagata. He is an active gentleman in his sixties who is always easy-going and not afraid to tackle big jobs. He authored a book titled, “Sodatete Tanoshimu Zakkoku Saibai, Kakoo, Riyoo (Raising and Enjoying Traditional Grains - Growing, Processing, and Utilizing)” (Sorinsha), highlighting the knowledge for growing traditional grains based on his thirteen years at the Tubu-Tubu farm. He also produced a DVD highlighting the summer condition of the farm and the harvesting and manufacturing methods used in autumn titled, “Gota Kazuo no Zakkoku Choosei Gihoo (Kazuo Gota’s Manufacture Techniques of Traditional Grains).” Both are very popular.
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