Pikinini (Pikinini) Ohashi husband and wife
Aiming for a shop where children as well as adults will have fun
Thoughts put into Pikinini (Pikinini)
The name of the store Pikinini (Pikinini) means "child" in the language of Papua New Guinea.It is said that the store name was put with the thought that we want to leave the wonderful earth and natural environment to the children who bear the future. Kotaka is from Otaru City and loves sports in general. I stayed in Papua New Guinea as a JICA Overseas Cooperation Volunteer for teaching sports. On the other hand, his wife, Rie, is from Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, and loves music. He also taught violins in Ecuador as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer. After the two-year term of the JOCV, and after the two were married, I experienced work and parenting in Papua New Guinea.
In contact with the lives of people in Papua New Guinea, Kimio and Rie have seen people who are always happy with a smile, even though they are not as blessed as developed countries. While interacting with such people, I felt that "eating" was the most important for humans to survive and became interested. Also, eating delicious food has made people think that they can feel happy. Therefore, in October 2015, we opened a picinini in Niseko Town with the wish of `` I want you to eat delicious and body-friendly food casually '' so that Japanese people can be more happy with smiles. .
There are some feelings in Pikinini. I will introduce some of them.
We think it is more natural to eat local ingredients and use ingredients from Niseko or as close as possible.
2. An effort to no additive
From the experience of eating a food that does not take the additive, the one that we give to the customer does not use the additive as well.
I make it one by one so that people who eat can eat delicious things and feel happy.
4. Make environmental consideration a standard
In order to control the discharge of waste, we discount ¥ 20 from drinks for people who used Pikinini mugs, and those who brought My Bottles and My Cups.
5. Use organically grown coffee
I am asked to create a Pikinini blend at an organically grown coffee specialty store that has been certified as an organically grown JAS processor for the first time in the country from the idea of being "naturally and physically friendly". Coincidentally, it was a shop where Mr. Kotaka had been roasting organic coffee he had enjoyed before.
The commitment to environmental consideration in 4. is an initiative that we want to promote more and spread to many shops as an Eco-Model City Niseko Town. (I forgot to bring my own bottle and my cup.)
And after all, it's delicious with a feeling of 3. When I'm tired from work, or when I'm depressed, eating Pikinini's pita bread makes me feel like energy comes from the core of my body.
Interview with Mr. Ohashi and his wife
Please tell me the chance and circumstances of being moved to here.
Therefore, after returning home, while I was in Otaru where Mr. Kotaka's home was for about half a year, I searched for a home to live in the Niseko area. Luckily, I found one house along the Kira Highway, and in April 2015, I moved with four family members.
Did you feel uneasy before migration?
How was the support of the local government since you moved?
How is the living comfort of Niseko Town?
Have you been surprised or unexpected when you moved?
"The season is very comfortable in summer. It's cold in winter and it's hard to remove snow. I love skiing and moved to Niseko Town, but I'm too busy and I can't afford to ski. is."
What kind of dream do you have in the future?
Finally, would you advise someone who is planning to emigrate?
In addition to work on mobile sales vehicles, Ms. Kotaka is a ski instructor in winter, and Rie's work on violin performances, taking advantage of their special skills.
From now on, to those who are thinking of migration, "I think that activities and activities to gain trust in the community will make friends and acquaintances, and make it a pleasant place to live." It was
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