ABOUT TRUNK TRUNK represents my freelance translation work.

ABOUT TRUNK TRUNK is the name of Sayako Kidokoro’s freelance translation work.

I am a native Japanese translator, mainly translating from Japanese to English, specializing in art, design, craftwork, corporate advertising, and environmental technology. Experience in these areas has prepared me for a wide range of translation work.

Before I start translating, I strive to share your sentiment in order to craft as effective a text as I can.

Company name: TRUNK
Translator: Sayako Kidokoro
Address: 7-24, Minamiyaguma-cho, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya city, Aichi, JAPAN
Postal code: 454-0015
Established: August 2012
Business activities:

By proposing the best English translation, TRUNK will facilitate your business activities by conveying your information in an appropriate manner to the world.
Started with a supporting job to help artists and designers to participate in overseas exhibitions and competitions, now I am diving even deeper into the field of art, especially contemporary art. Translating artists’ words require of me a highly discerning sense of word choice. However, exploring each artist’s world and seeking the best expression in English is my supreme pleasure.

My expertise includes interior design, and craftworks such as furniture and pottery.
I am also interested in food, fashion, and Japan’s traditional craft industries.
For more information, please feel free to contact me.



I was born in 1978 in Nagoya city, Japan. Upon graduating from Ritsumeikan University and then spending approximately six years as a website director, I moved to Vancouver, Canada. After all my amazing experiences in Vancouver, such as meeting great friends, working as a barista, studying English, and travelling around Canada and in Europe, I decided to settle in Japan again and started my career in translation. Having gained experience as a translation coordinator and an in-house translator in the electric manufacturing industry, I now have all the skills required to launch my own business, “TRUNK.” I am confident that you will be delighted with the translation service that “TRUNK” will provide you.


BEETS inc.

BLife Deco.

Analogue Life

Discovery-go inc.


note design


Proof of Guild

creun Inc.

…and may more clients.


According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “trunk” has the following meanings:

trunk [ trʌ'ŋk ] n.

  1. [ 1 ] a main woody stem of a tree as distinct from its branches and roots
  2. [ 2 ] a large box with a hinged lid for storing or transporting clothes and other articles

My definition :

  1. [ 1 ] When I imagine my ideal self, the image of a “big tree” comes to mind. My figure looks thin, so I really wish to be like a big tree, having a solid “trunk” rooted firmly in the earth. To get closer to my ideal image, and to become a reliable translator, I decided to start my freelance business under the style of “TRUNK.”
  2. [ 2 ] When you hear “trunk,” you may think of a large traveling case. This is true in a sense. I would like to be a light-footed translator. Rather than sitting all the time in front of a PC, I wish to meet and listen to my clients frequently—as though I am taking a day trip carrying my trunk. With this goal, I promise to build a trusting relationship with clients through face-to-face communication.

For more information, please feel free to contact me.