Born in rural Saitama, Japan, Mr Shimada spent a lot of time photographing the wild birds in the forests of the Musashino area. After graduating from Nihon University in the field of Agricultural Veterinary Studies he contributed to the first edition of the wildlife magazine, “Anima”. Since then, with a focus on photographing and filming wild birds, Mr Shimada has been travelling the globe. In 1980 he moved to Chitose in Hokkaido, Japan. For 7 years from 1993 he filmed and produced the “Wild Moments” series for Asahi TV. Since 2000 he has been involved in the production of programs for NHK’s High Definition Nature Series. Recently he has made a return to photography, photographing Basilisk lizards,Birds of Paradise and other rainforest animals using digital cameras. In 2014 he opened his “Nature Photo Gallery” and “Bird Watching Cafe” in Chitose.
AYUKO AND AARON KEMP
Culinary team and day to day cafe operations.
Our love of nature and open space brought us to Hokkaido in 2012. Its been our dream to open a cafe. We have worked together with Tadashi Shimada to create this concept of bird watching and cafe. With our experience of international food and culture our goal is to provide a service of great food and coffee in a relaxing unique environment.