About Us

Hello! We are the Haruna family, an international married couple living in rural Japan.

This is our site where we share about country life, our multicultural family, what it’s like to be an immigrant, and much more. 

My name is Hannah, and I am 29 years old.

I was born in California, and came to Japan for the first time on a short-term internship in 2012. At the time, I had no idea that I would end up living here as an immigrant!

After moving overseas, I met the man who would become my husband, Masashi (now 34). Masashi grew up in rural Hyogo, Japan, and also spent a year abroad in Uganda. He was living in Tokyo when we met.

We have now been married for 4 years!

We are expecting a baby on March 10th, 2021.

After much prayer, In 2018 we decided to quit our jobs, and exchanged the frantic pace of the city for the slow life by moving from the urban Kanto area to the Kansai countryside.

The creative arts is one of our biggest passions. We run a family business teaching voice, language, and creative expression, and perform as the husband-and-wife duet, “Meoto”.

I am also a writer, and you can read about some places I’ve been published here. In addition, my interests include acting, interior design, decorating, gardening, and almost anything creative or old-fashioned!

We look forward to sharing about our family!

If you enjoy reading our blog, feel free to leave a comment on any of our blog posts to introduce yourself.

We would love to hear from you!