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




5 Responses to About

  1. Alan Haight says:

    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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