偶然にも!?「1966」年生まれの私は、逗子生まれの名古屋育ち、そしてご縁があってアメリカ在住歴約30年。ルート66との出会いは、10代後半アメリカのポップカルチャーを通してだったかな。その当時「ルート66」はもはや存在せず、「過去の夢物語」と思っていたのだけれど、偉大なるルート66著名歴史家マイケル・ウォリス氏の書いた「Route 66 Mother Road」に出会い、廃線とはなったものの未だ元気に存在することを確認。

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ミズーリ州ルート66アソシエーション 会員
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Born in 1966 in Zushi, Kanagawa and raised in Nagoya, Japan, Toshi has been in the US nearly 30 years by now. His first ever visit of Route 66 was its end of the road, Santa Monica pier in 1996 after reading “Route 66 – Mother Road” written by Mr. Michael Wallis, a great historian of Route 66 and the US. Toshi occasionally visited Route 66 – city by city or state by state for numerous times including driving-all-the-way from Chicago to Los Angeles for 3 times. Besides traveling and Route 66, his lifelong passions include music, wine and sports. Toshi has visited a total of 47 states in the US and the most of the US National Parks and ALL of 4-major sports stadiums except ones built after 2016. Recently Toshi purchased a new toy – Nikon D5500 and He becomes truly being hooked on photo and camera.

My mission is to preserve, promote, and revitalize Route 66 as an international icon for all international travelers, especially from Japan.
Providing up-to-date information and friends network to make their travel easier, safer, and more meaningful thru this website.

Toshi joins:
– Route 66 Association of Japan
– Route 66 Chamber of Commerce (US)
– Missouri Route 66 Association
– Arizona Kingman Route 66 Association
– Route 66 International Advisory Group