Talking to oku-yama
Our guest this time is oku-yama. He is in his early 30s. He is doing clerical work. He tells us that it's the type of job where he is required to be very very cautious.
NyanBazWhat kind of kid were you when you were small?
NyanBazThat sounds like substantial craft creations. Did you play with the people around you?
NyanBazIt seems to be interesting. Did you like study?
NyanBazWhen did you encounter puzzles?
NyanBazYou began puzzles without anybody influencing you, all by yourself. What was it that attracted you in the book?
NyanBazCould you solve the problems?
NyanBazHard Sudoku problems are really hard. What did you do after that?
NyanBazSo puzzles as your hobby was cut off. When did you return to Nikoli?
NyanBazWhat was the first puzzle you contributed?
NyanBazFive problems! That's great! Did you continue sending puzzles all the time from then?
NyanBazYou are an all-rounder. You make both word puzzles and numeric puzzles. I have the impression that you can make anything. You are also making puzzles where there are pictures.
NyanBazYes, I remember that. In that puzzle it ends up showing a picture, stained glass has a lot of freedom in making it.
NyanBazTo be sure, it really is 100%. What is the puzzle which you like best?
NyanBazYou take your time making a problem. Do you also check everything carefully?
NyanBazWhat kind of puzzle size do you like?
NyanBazHow do you think about difficulty? You make extra hard Sudoku, so do you like hard problems?
NyanBazDo you have any hobbies other than puzzles?
NyanBazYou forgot about puzzles as a high school student. You may be making puzzles as a change from drama now.
NyanBazYou said that you want to attract attention. But you also think about delighting others. You are an entertainer.
NyanBazWill you continue making puzzles in the future?
NyanBazPuzzles have a fine position in your life. Good for you! Now for the last question, anything you want to tell the people solving your puzzles?
NyanBazWell. Please open the problem if you find the name oku-yama. Oku-yama, thank you for today!
Interviewed Feb 2014 Published on Jan 13, 2015