Toru Ogasawara

Full of Okinawa

  • Born in Tokyo in 1968
  • Moved to Okinawa in 2009
  • President of Okinawa Watsu Center, Certified International Watsu Practitioner and Instructor (Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association)
  • Managing Director of Sorae, the counseling center for children and youth with social difficulties (Okinawa Prefactural government project)
  • Japanese Angler’s Secrets, sharing slow pitch jigging technique


Good food, good life

Love to share this beautiful island with the world

When I was in my 20s, someone gave me an old ‘broken’ camera.  It was an old Nikon F camera, and it wasn’t broken.  He just didn’t know how to set everything to shoot.  I was fascinated when I found it out, and I started learning photography.  I loved it.  I started looking at everything in a different way.

But pretty soon I realized that I couldn’t keep up financially.  It was too expensive for me to keep spending on Films and development, and I was wanting a better lens by then.

So I gave up my photography.

And I promised to myself, “When I get older, and when I become more financially stable, I will buy me a camera and start my photography again.”  Some 20 years later in 2015, I suddenly remembered my promise.

I figured now is the time.  Guess I don’t need film or development now!  I have a Mac and Photoshop!  I’ve learned how to set up a website!  It seemed to me that every pieces I’ve done in my life are falling into this one pot.

I have a wife I love.
We love Okinawa.  We chose to move here.
We love food.  We love searching for good restaurants.
We love to share what we love with the world.

We want to help promoting local restaurants and food producers.

We want to help so many people visiting Okinawa from all over the world, who are now over 7,000,000 a year, and soon will be 10,000K.

So, I bought myself a little camera.  Fujifilm X-T10 with XF 23MM F1.4R lens.


And here it is.  Full Of Okinawa.


Thank you very much for reading and sharing my website.

Enjoy Okinawa.