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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Culture and Style with Rui Hachimura

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.Part of the Olympian and Paralympian collection

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Worldwide Olympic Partner

Olympic experience hosted by Rui

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

Hello everyone! While guest seats for my online experience are sold out, you can still watch our conversation at 5:15 PM PT, Wednesday July 29th. This experience will be streamed live for you to watch both on Airbnb.com and on YouTube. See you soon!

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I love sneakers.
Like many of you, I grew up watching basketball and I think that’s a big reason why I’ve been a fan of collecting sneakers ever since I was young.

I am currently in the NBA “bubble” with my team in Orlando, preparing for the restart of the professional season, and I want to use the time in isolation to talk all-things-sneakers. I always want to talk about how my identity and culture greatly influenced my love for stylish kicks on and off the court.

You’ll learn more about me: where I come from, what got me into basketball, and how my dual Japanese-Beninese background uniquely influenced my desire to play professionally. I’ll also share my excitement for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year!

As an added bonus, I will be bringing a very special guest, Jasmine Jordan, who will join me to chat about some of my favorite sneakers and my love for design.
Hello everyone! While guest seats for my online experience are sold out, you can still watch our conversation at 5:15 PM PT, Wednesday July 29th. This experience will be streamed live for you to watch both on Airbnb.com and on YouTube. See you soon!

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I love sneakers.
Like many of you, I grew up watching basketball and I think that’s a big reason why I’ve been a fan of collecting sneakers ever since I was young.…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.

What to bring

  • Your smartphone, tablet, or laptop so you can join me online
  • Your self, and your love for sneakers
From $436
/ person
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This experience usually sells out. Book now.

Meet your host, Rui

Tokyo 2020 Olympian · Representing Japan · Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 6 Reviews
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As a native of Toyama, Japan, I’ve taken a unique path to becoming an NBA player. I grew up playing baseball and did not start playing basketball until I was 13. Then, I focused on my dream of playing pro in the US. I ended up playing for Gonzaga University, and when I arrived on campus I could barely speak English, but I worked tirelessly and found success as both a student and an athlete.

My determination paid off and I became the first Japanese athlete to play in the NCAA tournament and the first Japanese athlete to be selected in the NBA draft. Now, I’m a lead player for the Washington Wizards and training to represent with the best of Japan for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
As a native of Toyama, Japan, I’ve taken a unique path to becoming an NBA player. I grew up playing baseball and did not start playing basketball until I was 13. Then, I focused on my dream of playing pro in the US. I ended up playing for Gonzaga University, and when I arrived on campus I could barely speak English, but I worked tirelessly and found success as both a student and an athlete.

My determination paid off and I became the first Japanese athlete to play in the NCAA tournam…
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About the organisation: Katariba



Since 2001, NPO Katariba, under the ideology of “Motivation and creativity for all teenagers”, has worked on delivering experiences and learning opportunities to schools. Katariba aims to make a safe space and create opportunities for teenagers across Japan, including online programs due to COVID-19.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Katariba.
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Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Karen
July 2020
I had a really good time with Rui and Jasmine, they were really nice and fun to talk to. Especially with the corona, I’ve been feeling kind of depressed but this experience definitely brightened my day! So thank you for the opportunity, I’ve had a really fun time. Fingers crossed for the Olympics!!! :)
I had a really good time with Rui and Jasmine, they were really nice and fun to talk to. Especially with the corona, I’ve been feeling kind of depressed but this experience definit…
Jason
July 2020
Rui and Jasmine were fantastic. The Heritage PE shoes are really unique. Loved it.
Greg
July 2020
my first experience. based on this, i’d definitely consider another one. much love to rui and the airbnb crew.
Takumasa
July 2020
素晴らしい体験が出来ました!
Sho
July 2020
ありがとうございました。貴重な経験でした。
Maida
July 2020
A lovely experience ☺️

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.