Ito Chimomo leads a wonderfully rustic life in the picturesque town of Hayama, close to the sea and surrounded by nature. Her garden is filled with all sorts of herbs and fruit, which she harvests all year round. Good food is central to her world, and she's happiest when sharing home-cooked meals with her children and grandchildren. Time with family is made even more precious because she knows the true depths of loneliness, having been orphaned as a child and often left to fend for herself.
Chimomo always prepares lunch using ingredients from her garden
She often starts her days outdoors
Chimomo is happiest when sharing meals with her children and grandchildren