Venetia Stanley-Smith was born in England. She grew up in Jersey, the Channel Islands, Spain and Switzerland. She has been living in Kyoto's Ohara district for a decade, appreciating the beauty and serenity the old fashion Japanese lifestyle provides. The video host values and enjoys the traditional Japanese living in her home with historic architecture surrounded by natural beauty. While rest of the population have embraced modern and more western style living, Venetia helps people rediscover what it means to preserve the quintessential Japanese culture nurtured over a century.