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Yamagata Prefecture– 山形県

Hello! Sorry it has been a while since our last post. Due to summer holidays and the infernal weather, there has been a longer than expected break in our trips. Nevertheless, I have been meaning to post a work-related, agriculture-themed … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Prefecture ー広島県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture Duration: 2 Days; May 9-10 Impressions of the Trip: A mention of Hiroshima conjures many images for people around the world, but in terms of agriculture,  oysters and lemons are two of the many specialty products that … Continue reading

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Kochi Prefecture 高知県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Kochi Prefecture Location: Kochi City, Kochi Duration:2 days Impressions of the Trip: Kochi is a tiny prefecture on the smallest of Japan’s main islands, Shikoku. It is one of Japan’s more remote and hard to get to prefectures. Locals … Continue reading

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Tochigi Prefecture- 栃木県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Location: Nasu and Utsunomiya, Tochigi Duration: 2 days Dates: January 20 and 21, 2013 Impressions of the Trip: Among Japan’s many interesting sub-cultures is the Yamagishi community, an intentional community with 40 ” jikkenchi” (“places to realize (Yamagishi) principles”) across Japan … Continue reading

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Kagawa Prefecture– 香川県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Location: Naoshima and Teshima, Kagawa, Shikoku Duration: 3 days Dates: November 24-27, 2012 Impressions of the Trip: Kagawa, the smallest of Japan’s 47 prefectures, is also home to some of the country’s most amazing beauty and the worlds’s coolest … Continue reading

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Akita Prefecture – 秋田県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Location:  Akita Prefecture Date:  11/17-11/18, 2012 Host: Akita Prefectural Government, in cooperation with JTB and a local magazine.  This trip was a special promotion, offered selectively to bloggers who applied online. Impressions of the Trip: At 7:20 sharp, we met our … Continue reading

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Miyagi Prefecture 宮城県

    日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。   Location:  Sendai and Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture Host: Trip was done in cooperation with Umari and scallop fishermen in Ishinomaki Duration: October 27-28, 2012 Impressions of the Trip: Roshni first went to Ishinomaki in August, 2011, just … Continue reading

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Kyoto 京都

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Kyoto-fu Location: Kameoka, 25 minutes by train from Kyoto City Hosts: Masayuki-san and Yuuko-san of Yagisan Nouen Duration: One day Impressions of the Trip: Before visiting Yagi-San farm in Kameoka, just 25minutes by train from the city of Kyoto, … Continue reading

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Fukushima Prefecture- 福島県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。  Fukushima Prefecture- 福島県 Location:  Minamisōma, Fukushima Prefecture Host: Rokkaku Shietai and the amazing Suzuki family Dates: August 18-20, 2012 Impressions of the Journey: With the Japan Railways (JR) Joban line still in a state of disrepair after the March 11 triple … Continue reading

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Saitama Prefecture 埼玉県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Saitama Prefecture- 埼玉県 Location:  Fukiage, Saitama Prefecture Host: Gabare Farm, owned by the Ebara family Dates: July 14, 2012 Impressions of the Journey: According to the Ebara family, if you take the hour long train ride from Tokyo to their farm in … Continue reading

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