Takeshi Hatano (nicknamed Tao-san)
Representative director of the TAO Juku General Incorporated Association and food ecologist.
Graduate of Kumamoto University Graduate School (Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding).
After being inspired by the holistic medicine due to the death of his grandmother, Takashi Hatano, delved into Eastern philosophy and medicine. He studied macrobiotics at the Japan CI Association and the Seishoku Association, obtained a national license as an acupuncturist, and worked as a staff member at the Kushi Institute in the United States. After traveling through Europe without money, he returned to his hometown Oguni and founded the TAO Juku School. After, Takeshi subsequently collaborated with medical professionals to organize the TAO Retreat and TAO Food Education Garden, which focuses on healing the mind and body. read more…