About

The areas in green are prefectures we have already covered. Still a long way to go!! がんばろう!
47 Japanese Farms Progress Map
47 Farms is a three and a half year project examining Japanese  agriculture through interviews and working farm stays with farmers in each of Japan`s 47 prefectural entities. As the aftermath of the nuclear crisis that followed the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami unfolds, Japanese consumers and agriculturists are considering what the implications of the March disaster will mean for them and their country. Even as these conversations and debates continue, a quiet minority of organic farmers throughout Japan struggle to grow produce and to develop and preserve lifestyles that combine elements of both tradition and innovation. The vignettes in this blog tell the stories of farms, farming families, and rural communities across Japan, showcasing a side of Japanese culture far from the more familiar images of skyscrapers and crowded trains, but one that is equally vibrant and impressive.

If you wish to contact us personally, please feel free to email us at 47japanesefarms@gmail.com

日本語

47農家プロジェクトは、3年半に渡って全都道府県へ行き、農家の人々にたずねたり、泊
まり込みで作業したりして、日本の農業を調べようとするものです。
2011年3月11日の地震と津波、引き続いて原子力事故が起きたことで、日本の消費者や農
業者は3月の災害が彼らと国にどのような影響があるか考えています。日本の農家の一部は、多国間の自由貿易協定は日本の農業を終わらせてしまうと心配しています。このような議論や論争は続いていますが、日本中の物静かな少数派の有機農家は、生産をのばし、伝統と革新の要素を組み合わせたライフスタイルを維持発展させようと努力しています。
このブログの小文は日本の農民、農家、農村共同体について述べています。よく知られた
高層ビルや満員電車のイメージとは違いますが、同じように活気があり印象深い日本文化
の他の面を紹介します。

5 Responses to About

  1. Alan Haight says:

    Friend:
    Dan Rodriguez frequently volunteers on my farm here in Nevada City, California, and provided the link to your blog. I’ve enjoyed reading it, and would be very interested to know more about the origins of your project and your interests in pursuing it, as well as your work for the State Department. My father worked for AID throughout my childhood, and I grew up among the rice paddies of Laos and the potato culture of the high Andes near Quito, Ecuador. I’ve been settled for the last ten years on my own small organic farm in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, and I’ve been intrigued for many years with Japanese small farms and the quality of care provided to growing food. Thank you for your posts. I look forward to reading more.
    Alan Haight
    Riverhill Farm
    Nevada City, California

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  4. ian says:

    Pretty cool project! I am starting a website ( http://Yunomi.us ) to offer tea from Japanese tea farmers, introducing each of the farmers. Did you come across any?

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