I am beyond excited that I get to introduce to you today, one of my all time favourite YouTubers…Takasu Tile! I’ve watched almost every video so I’m definitely a huge fan! His channel is filled with adventure in the countryside of Japan, and it’s super captivating that it can be enjoyed by all audiences.
Hi there! I’m so happy to have you here today! Before we get started, can you please give us an introduction and tell us a little about yourself?
Hello, my name is RYOSUKE TAKASU of TAKASU TILE! I have been posting information about life in the Japanese countryside! I am from a rural town in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Even in my previous job as a firefighter, I worked in my home town. I have uploaded videos on YouTube in which I try gardening, cooking, farming, DIY, and many other things.
I love your YouTube channel so much, I watch your videos almost every day! Which brings me to the question, who/what inspired you to begin creating videos and for it to be based on country style living?
I’m glad you watch me everyday! I love making videos. I started making them when I was about 20 years old.
One time I was at a friend’s wedding and happened to be sitting next to a man who was making a YouTube video about his life. Hearing and seeing what he did, I started thinking like “Maybe I could do it too?” I became interested in it. The man’s name is OKUDAIRA BASE, if you’d like to check him out too.
It is quite enjoyable to watch you tend to your garden and cook in your lovely kitchen regularly. However, in your view, what would you say is the most fulfilling part of your daily lifestyle?
I am glad to hear you say so. For me, every hour is a pleasant hour. Above all, the early morning hours, the pleasant breeze, the birds singing, and the morning watering in the midst of it all is bliss.
What are some personal advantages of living in the countryside on a daily basis? On the flip side, can you share with us some disadvantages but nevertheless, you’ve overcome?
When you can see and feel the greenery right away. When I can make a loud voice. LOL! I love summer in the Japanese countryside. The downside is that I have lived here for a long time, so it is normal, but compared to the city, there are more insects and animals.
How did you create such a beautiful garden? Did you have the knowledge and utensils at the start or did it take a long time for you to build such a beautiful garden?
At first, I had no knowledge! I thought, “Let’s just give it a try!” and through trial and error, I ended up with the garden I have now. It took me about two years in total, including cleanup. LOL! I used many books and social networking sites as references for my garden.
I saw that to make Tamagoyaki, it took quite a while for you to learn. Which brings me to my question: were you always proficient in cooking, or did it take months of practice?
I still have a hard time improving my tamago-yaki. LOL. I used to cook a bit when I was a firefighter because I had to cook for everyone at work. I guess if you continue to cook every day, you will get better at it! I think I’m getting much better than when I started YouTube. LOL!
Did you know our company mascot’s name is Umachan? It brings such a connection everytime I hear you say the word “Uma!” on your channel, as we also want to portray the word delicious to everyone. Everything you cook sounds absolutely delicious. So that makes me wonder, is there a food item that is not delicious? Something you do not like to eat at all?
Oh I didn’t know about Uma chan. Now I know! I feel very close to Uma chan now! I feel like good food tastes even better when you say “delicious!”, so let’s all go ahead and say it more and more! And thank you for saying everything I cook sounds delicious!
I don’t like konnyaku (jelly like food made from yam) in oden. That triangular shape. LOL!
Of course, since we are HUGE foodies, I want to ask. What is your favorite Japanese meal that you love to cook and eat?
My favorite Japanese food is, I guess, omusubi (onigiri) and miso soup! It’s simple, but I feel like I get a boost of power when I eat it!
Lastly, I’d like to ask. What advice do you have to share for anyone who would like to take up Youtube as a job or maybe just go live their life in the countryside.
As with any job, I think the most important thing about YouTube is continuity! I’m also experimenting and challenging myself every day, so let’s work hard together! I think living in the countryside is great! There are many different places all over Japan, so it’s fun to find a place that fits your lifestyle!
Sincerely, much thanks for joining us today Takasu-san! I always look forward to more of your videos. I enjoy them tremendously and I hope our readers will as well! 🙂
Thank you very much!
Follow him on:
- Website: https://takasutile.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/takasutile/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TAKASUTILE