OUR TEAM

Tim Bunting

Tim Bunting

Tim Bunting is a certified Yamabushi with almost a decade worth of experience in Yamagata living near the Dewa Sanzan. Originally from New Zealand, the self-professed nature lover spent many of his formative years in the great outdoors, and truly feels at home amongst the vast forests, sprawling rice fields, and mountains of Yamagata Prefecture.

For Tim, the Dewa Sanzan holds a special importance as a place to get away from the real world, and back to a simpler time, that he believes is something that could benefit people from the world over.

Tim’s interests include Japanese history and culture (he is the curator of dewasanzan.com), coffee, photography, music, and sports such as cricket and rugby.

Tim Bunting

Megurun

Project Sub-Leader

Our Team

Tim Bunting 

Tim Bunting is a certified Yamabushi with almost a decade worth of experience in Yamagata living near the Dewa …

Takeharu Kato of Megurun

Takeharu Kato 

In 2011, Mr. Takeharu Kato was working in Hakuhodo, but was in search of something more powerful, somethi …

Our Guides

Foraging for mushrooms and mountain vegetables on Mt. Gassan with Dewaya in Nishikawa

Yasuo Shibuya 

Born and raised at the foot of Mount Gassan, here in Nishikawa Town, Yasuo Shibuya is truly a master of the mo …

Yumi Sato of Dewaya in Nishikawa

Yumi Sato 

Yumi was born and raised in the prefectural capital, Yamagata City, where she attended Yamagata University and …

Mai Goto 

Mai grew up around her family’s souvenir shop in Yamadera, in the mountains at the edge of Yamagata City, and …

Our Experiences

Kyudo Japanese Archery 

Yamabushido Programs 

The Hidden Path of Zen at Yamadera 

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Megurun aims to support sustainable rural communities. To achieve these aims, we gained a travel agency license registered with the governor of Yamagata Prefecture: Region 282.