when i think of Heart N Tree, the love in a family and the passion of cooking are the two things that come to my mind right away.
this is Heart N Tree, a restaurant, with very beautiful scenery on days with a clear sky, in the countryside called tsurui (鶴居).
origin of the name Heart N Tree: Hittori (服部) is the last name of the Heart N Tree family. if you split the name into parts – hi tori, and imagine urself a japanese pronouncing the words , then u will find urself saying “heart tree”. and what a wonderful coincidence it is, for it matches well with the image of the restuarant 🙂
Heart N Tree is known for its bread
some of the pets of the Hittoris
Heart N Tree has been a WWOOF host since Jan 98. Over these ten years, the family has met WWOOFers of all kinds, from different countries, with different background and personalities. hence, unlike most japs, the Hittoris are very much used to work and live with foreigners.
from the left: Sachiko-san (Mrs Hittori), Masato-san (Mr Hittori) , me, Arianna (WWOOFer from New Zealand) and Alastair (WWOOfer from UK)
n here is the Hittoris! Mr and Mrs Hittori + Momo + Takumi (little brother, Daichi is missing for he was the one taking this pic)