Voices in Japan
Voices in Japan
Sep 15, 2020
Living the Life Building Furniture in Niseko
Play • 1 hr 6 min

Damian "Hippy" Keyte joins Ben and Burke on the podcast. Originally trained as a Manufacturing Jeweller and designer, Damian (or Hippy, as he is known to his friends), has spent the past two and-a-half decades continuously retraining himself in a wide variety of creative trades. 

From an underwater film maker, to a carpenter and plasterer in both Japan and Australia, to having spent the last seven years at sea as a Merchant Sailor in the oil and gas industry, before finally settling down in Hokkaido, Japan to develop his own multi-discipline studio to bring all of his talents together in one place.

We have such an interesting conversation with Damian and go into much more depth about all the things mentioned above and more, so enjoy the show!

For more information about Damian's furniture business, Yoshitomo Design, check out his Facebook or Instagram pages.



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Open all year round. Located 5 minutes walk to the main Rusutsu Ski Resort Gondola. There are Japanese, Western, and apartment style rooms with breakfast packages available. There’s a Japanese sento (public bath), two convenience stores less than a minute walk, ski room and tune up tables, free pick up available from the bus stop, plenty of free parking space, and summer BBQ packages available. Check out the website for more booking and availability.

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