Dec 26, 2010

Person-Mr. Iwao Kuwabara, Director of Jigokumushi Kobo kannawa (JKK)

Jigokumushi Kobo Kannnawa (JKK) is a do-it-yourself style cooking place utilizing hot spring steam. This quite unique facility was open on March 28, 2010, as one of the local community restoration programs.  Such way of cooking was once popular among local people living in Kannawa hot spring area. Since it’s opening, many tourists including not only Japanese but also foreigners have been visiting JKK.

Mr. Kuwabara, 71 years old, welcomes visitors every day with a big smile. He used to work for Kyushu Electric Power Company for 40 years. Being retired from such a gigantic organization, he is enjoying current job that enables him to work for the local community where he was born and raised. His motto is to serve all visitors with the perfect hospitality. He is very glad to see those tourists coming from overseas.(KK)