Talking to Hone Rokuo
Hone Rokuo is 27 years old, a bachelor. Height 183cm, body fat 4.7%. He is handsome, tall, and slim. His occupation is what he calls a free human being.
NobWhat is that: free human being?
NobYou are a man of puzzles (laughs). Did you like puzzles since you were little?
NobSo you had been creating things from the start. Were you doing pencil puzzles too?
NobWhen did you encounter Nikoli?
NobSecond year of junior high school, and you were able to solve them?
NobDid you then buy it from the next issue?
NobWhat made you start making puzzles?
NobDid you change how you made your puzzles when you were in university?
NobHas your style been influenced by other authors?
NobWhen you make a puzzle, what are you thinking about?
NobCan you make the puzzles without thinking about anything?
NobWhat do you pay attention to when you create your puzzles?
NobWhat is it that makes you create your puzzles?
NobAnd the ideal puzzle, what is it for you?
NobAre you going to keep creating puzzles?
NobWell, I think I see what you say, and what about your future?
Interviewed Feb 2008 Published on Dec 10, 2009