Category Archives: Farm stay

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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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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Toyama Prefecture- 富山県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい Trip Information: Location: Rural areas surrounding Toyama City and Oyabe, Toyama Prefecture Venue:We did a three day farm stay at Doyuunou Farm in the mountains outside Toyama City, and a one day field trip out to Oyabe to check … Continue reading

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Saga Prefecture 佐賀県

Trip details: 日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい    Location: Karatsu,   Saga Prefecture Trip duration: 8 days Hosts: Kazuo and Yuko Yamaguchi and family (four generations of the Yamaguchi family live in the immediate vicinity. ) Kazuo Yamaguchi on his strawberry farming ambitions:   “A world of just … Continue reading

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Yamanashi Prefecture 山梨県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい Trip Information: Location: Enzan, Yamanashi Prefecture (famous for growing delicious fruit) Venue: We stayed with Yasuhiro Ogihara, a grape farmer and a future vintner.  His vinyard is called Kisvin, which he manages with the help several agriculturists who go … Continue reading

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Mie Prefecture 三重県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい  Trip Information:  Location: Ise, Mie Prefecture  Festival and Venue: Kannamesai Festival at Ise Shrine. Other festival-related activities took place at the Shuuyoudan Cultural Center in Ise, Mie Prefecture. Duration: 3 days, 2 nights. October 15-17, 2011  Important things learned on this trip: The role rice plays … Continue reading

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Hyogo Prefecture 兵庫県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい   Trip Information: Prefecture: Hyogo Prefecture Host- Fujiwara family- Saboten/“Savo”(head of household), Noriko (his wife), Hikari (4), Yuusuke (8 months) Location- Tooyoka city, 40 minute drive from the closest supermarket and train station (in Fukuchiyama) Duration – 3 days, 2 nights (not including … Continue reading

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About our Project– 47 Japanese Farms

47 Farms is a three and a half year project examining Japanese agriculture through interviews and working farm stays with farmers and community leaders in each of Japan`s 47 prefectural entities. As the aftermath of the nuclear crisis that followed the March 11, … Continue reading

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