Category Archives: government and agriculture

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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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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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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Kanagawa Prefecture- 神奈川県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Location: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture Date: June 24, 2012 The culture of farming is so interwoven with the fabric of daily life in Japan that it is easy to not appreciate it. While running some errands in the Honmoku neighborhood … Continue reading

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Ishikawa Prefecture- 石川県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい。 Location: Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture Duration: One day. May 3, 2012 Impressions of the Journey: We had a short and action-packed evening and day in Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa prefecture.  Arriving late in the evening with our friends … Continue reading

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Fukui Prefecture- 福井県

日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい Fukui Prefecture- 福井県 Location: Fukui City, Eiheiji, and Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture Host: Taya Toru at Taya ‘s Farm Dates: May 2-3, 2012 Impressions of the Journey: Of Japan’s 47 prefectures, Fukui might be one of the most often overlooked … Continue reading

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Gifu Prefecture- 岐阜県

Gifu Prefecture Place: Hida Furukawa and Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 日本語で読むために、ここを押して下さい  Hosts: Special thanks to the Satoyama Expreience Duration: March 24-25, 2012 Impressions of the Journey: Thanks to the Satoyama Experience, we were able to spend a weekend in mountainous Gifu prefecture.  In Gifu we had the opportunity to interview Hajime … Continue reading

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Debut of 47 Flicks! 47映画を紹介させていただきたいと思います!

Hi Everyone! We’d like to introduce the debut of our 47 Japanese Farms short film series, 47 Flicks. Below is a link to our first attempt, a 10-minute experiment based on our day trip to Shizuoka last week. Nowhere to … 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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