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Operating as usual

27/03/2021

I’m on the cover of English version of Take My Hand - ARI quarterly

23/03/2021

Another sakura is coming

I have just gotten this video from Japan

I miss.... beautiful days ❤️❤️❤️

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 19/03/2021

Mimi is a community staff and the coordinator of women dormitory at ARI, Mimi is from The United States of America, 38 years old, her full name is Meredith Hoffman. Mimi has been living in Japan for about 20 years while her family is still living in the US. She is the second born in a family has 13 children, a very rare case in the US.

Mimi told me she had to take care of her siblings when she was a child, maybe that helped her become skillful, agile, careful and well-mannered. When she was 5 years old, she and her family moved to Japan because her father was working in Japan. She and her brother were sent to Japanese school instead of International School like other foreign kids because her father thought it was necessary for his children to understand Japan and Japanese people while they lived in Japan. Mimi said, after three months studying Japanese school, she could understand Japanese and after six months, she could talk and get along with her friends. She speaks Japanese like a native. Her older brother often cied after coming home from his school because of being teased by his friends.

One day, her dad told her brother that “if someone tease you, write it down and show me, I’ll give you 10 yen per time” (I don't remember exactly this amount. ). So her brother became happy when his friends teased him and even encourages them to tease him more. His friends were curious about him and gradually they got along better.

Mimi is simple, perceptive, honest and assertive. Previously, she was an English teacher at a junior high school in Japan, she often expressed her worries and sadness about her former students when talking about their eating dinner alone at home because their parents come home late after working.

She cares for everyone and always has very reasonable words, actions, attitudes to share and encourage everyone. I feel appreciate her and be appreciated when talking to her. She often inquires after me and asks for permission to hug me. Even though I didn't express to her how I was, but she seems understand me very well. I was cheerful, but I cried when I was hugged by her. I feel her like a mother of the community with her empathy, maybe that's why she organizes events or talks in the community very well, those always leaves deep impressions in me.

Mimi is person whose English I could understand the most when I first arrived at ARI because she cared deeply for her listeners while talking. My speaking English is very bad, but Mimi always understands me completely even though sometimes I haven't finished my words yet.

Mimi studied high school in New York and attended art classes there. Once, during a webminar which was in Japanese and held by ARI. I wanted to understand it, so I approached and sat beside Mimi. Mimi was staring at the display while she was drawing. I didn't say anything and Mimi didn't turn to look at me either, but immediately, she translated orally for me while her hand didn’t stop drawing. One of photos below is a portrait of Tomoko san, the director of ARI, who spoke in the webminar that Mimi drew while translating orally for me.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 13/03/2021

Visit natural sake factory

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 11/03/2021

Making sushi and mochi

22/02/2021

My friends speak Vietnamese. The first 3 friends speak: yawn, delicous, bad. The last 2 friends speak my full name.

17/02/2021

They were very happy to eat leftover Bánh Tét from Lunar New Year Eve. They looked like children when they were waiting for me to heat Bánh Tét. They called me “Mother” when I gave them Bánh Tét.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 16/02/2021

Making miso

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 16/02/2021

The first batch of BanhTet in my life.
Maybe for someone, this making Banhtet is contriving unnecessary things. Nobody forced me to do this. Here, in ARI, Japan, we do not celebrate Lunar New Year, everyone still work as usual. I’m not at my home now, I told myself I should consider the Earth is my home, I’m not with my family, I can consider everyone around me as my family. So I'm at my home with my ARI family now. I wanted to make Banh Tet because I want my family to enjoy Vietnamese traditional cake. After finishing making cake, I felt too happy, the cakes are delicious, elastic and have good flavour. This is probably the best piece of cake in my life, It’s delicious not only because of the smell of pork, the smell of banana leaves, the smell of my homeland, but also because I may feel new taste of myself, the taste of calmness, of accepting myself with worst things.
I served the cakes for everyone to eat on Lunar New Year Eve. I had had leftover after that. So, I divided into small portions to give those who did not come to that supper. They were very happy.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 16/02/2021

Last week Mike san planned to go to a place with lots of yellow flowers to take pictures. Mike san invited me, Vero san and asked me to invite another person to come. So I asked Momoko to go with us. The tiny yellow flowers were very beautiful, I don't know how to describe them properly, the following photos may depict their beauty well. These flowers are a variety of plum, according to Mike san. This variety has no fruit, their flowers are very fragrant, like grapefruit’s flowers. There were also peach blossoms there, Mike san took many pictures of me.
I respect and appreciate Mike san. Despite being 75 years old, he was always responsible for looking after the young people in our group during the trip. He managed everything himself. He drove, brought cameras, prepared drinks, cakes, guided us to take pictures, took pictures for us, always asking us whether we enjoyed. He took us to the most famous soba noodle shop in the area for lunch and also suggested that we should choose the best food.
Not only this time but he always does like that. Although I am young, still at the most beautiful and energetic age in human life, I should have taken care of him, but in reality it was the opposite. I always feel ashamed of such actions, I feel so much in debt to this life, I just enjoy but rarely think about what the others want or need. Not only Mike san, but also people in ARI are always great teachers who showed me my selfishness, taught me lessons about caring for others.

16/02/2021

On the first day of the lunar year, I went skiing with some Japanese friends.Take san planned this trip for us. Before that, I had planned to go see plum blossoms for taking photo with Mike san on that day. But Take san found that this as a good opportunity for me to experience the cheapest skiing, so he contacted with Mike so that I could go skiing. Mike san also agreed to change the date when we would see the flowers. Take san also bought ski clothes for me, when I asked for the price to return the money, he said I didn't need to return. He said that if I haven’t had the need to use it anymore, I could give him back for him to sell them online. He also rented a car and asked the height and weight of each person to rent shoes and skis for everyone. So I didn’t have to pay anything except for food.
During the ski session, he spent most of his time showing me how to ski, how to keep not moving, how to get balance, how to stop, how to control the speed and which direction to fall for safety. I could not stand steadily, so he had to prop me and guide me little by little, sometimes he held my skateboard and pulled away if it was necessary. I feel myself like a child of three. I understand he was very tired, because if I were him, I wouldn't have the patience to do so. I would not be strong enough to continuously prop a person up, I will not be patient to brainstorming to find English words that can be used to explain to listeners easily. If I were him, I would have to spend my enjoying , not teaching someone who doesn't know anything like me, who will never have a chance to ski in the tropical country, my skiing teaching for that person would become meaningless.
When I fell, he immediately ran to me . When I could ski a liitle, he took his phone to record immediately. So, even though I was also tired, I felt my difficulties and fatigue are nothing compared to his. When I have improved, Haruka offered to replace Take san to coach me. Haruka is 22 years old this year. Haruka also gently coached and guided me, she was always caring and following me. Maybe for everyone, what Take san and Hiroka did for me was trivial, but for me, with my selfish nature, I felt it great, because I know I am not like them, I am the type of person who thinks only for her/himself. I am learning from them now, practicing of caring and helping others everyday.

I've always been given much before, but my habit of long-term enjoyment makes me consider getting others’ help as natural matters, what others do for me as trivial. Is it because the way they give me is so natural or because I never thought of giving anyone anything? so I have never seen the effort of teachers, trainers, transmitters, instructors too great. How much I can improve, their efforts might be ten times or a hundred times more than that. What I have learned, with my limited ability and inertness is just like dust particles left over from a wind. While I was taught skiing, I was thinking that if I were them, would I have the patience to guide and follow such a person, even if only for a few hours. While seeing fathers and mothers training their children to ski, I was wondering, am I diligent, patient, brave enough to see my child hurt, to teach my child to enjoy the beauty of this life?And so far, I still cannot answer.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 14/02/2021

I have just finished supper at Ban san’s house. Ban san (Pastor of Nishinasuno Church) invited me and Yukiko san to his family’s supper to encourage me because I couldn’t go back as other participants.

Food (rice noodle soup and kimchi rice) was simple but very oishi. I also tasted fermented radish and ginger tea. Supper was so nice. We had a happy conversation, too.

Ban san and his wife are Korean, they gave me a gift from Korea

11/02/2021

Even though I couldn’t celebrate Lunar New Year in Vietnam, I could also make Bánh Tét and share with ARI family. I enjoyed so much especially the scent of banana leaves from boiling Bánh Tét. It recalled me the atmosphere of Tet in my homeland.

10/02/2021

We are boiling Bánh tét ( Vietnamese sticky rice cake) to prepare for Lunar New Year Eve. Bánh tét are made from sticky rice, mung bean and pork. Bánh tét should be boiled for at least 6 hours.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 06/02/2021

Riding with Kathy san on a very warm and beautiful day of winter. We dropped by a familiar cafe to drink coffee and eat muffin.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 22/01/2021

Making kimchi with Korean “expert”

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 17/01/2021

Three days ago, ARI offered their volunteers a class about servant leadership. During supper on that two volunteers and I discussed the question "What is the difference between servant leadership and sacrificing yourself?". I answered “in my opinion,they are not different. If they are different, it is because of the way you understand or define what is sacrifice. To sacrifice is to forget about yourself and all that belongs to you, but focus on others. For example, if you help someone wash dishes because his/ her hands are injured and he/she can't wash dishes and you don't like to wash the dishes but you wash them because you want to help, that's sacrifice. If we do something very hard but deep inside, we want to be praised, or simply because we enjoy doing it, even if others look at us and feel grateful for our hard work to help them, it doesn’t mean sacrifice. We are doing it for ourselves.”
I continued to say “Honestly, every time I make cakes and everyone says thank you to me, I feel like I don’t deserve it because actually I like making and eating cakes. I'm enjoying it. Since I am making cake for myself, this is not a sacrifice or servant leadership. But, if I make cakes and teach you about how I made those cakes, invite you to make cakes together, inspire and motivate you, and make you interested so that you want to go into the kitchen to learn baking, then that is my success. Then, I become a servant leader. In short, whether or not a person is a servant leader is not determined just by their actions. It depends on the intentions behind their actions, which are done for themselves or for others. Helping others develop and improve themselves are difficult but important things to do as a servant leader. To do so, the leader must be very wise and noble, understand themselves and others, ignore his expectations to focus on others.”
After I finished talking, one friend nodded and said, "Yes, I think if a servant leader only assists others with something, it is too easy."At that time, I meant that, but I spoke English very badly, I wonder if they understood everything.
After that conversation, I was thinking about servant leadership, and I decided to write about it to organize my thoughts. The things I wrote here are my opinions. You will not find these misty thoughts on the ARI handouts. The ARI's handouts on servant leadership are brief. The lecturer for the topic of servant leadership is the director of ARI. In her classes, we primarily discuss on the qualities of a servant leader or on non-violent communication.
Most participants believe that servant leadership is just about respecting other people's opinions, supporting, encouraging, and motivating others. Once, we had a group meeting to prepare for a presentation, and it was my turn to be the group leader. We had to answer the question "What are the assets of your group?" I asked each group member. Someone said, "Field and livestock." I asked the person to clarify - “What about the field? What about the livestock?” They said “It’s enough?” So, I asked them, “if your field is damaged and unproductive or if your livestock get diseases, will we still consider them as assets? Can you give me some adjectives? " Nobody answered me. J said annoyedly to me, "You should just write opinions. Don't ask questions." So I did it myself. Another question was, "How did you practice servant leadership?” . J answered, “Delegating foodlife work.” (Members of each group are assigned to work in different sections - fields, livestock or kitchen - according a rotation decided by the curriculum coordinator staff). I said, "That is not delegating. We are just following the assigned rotation." I continued to explain and argue ... This time, J could not stand it anymore. He said, “You oppose what we say. You’re wasting our time. You can do what you want, I will not join.” So, I did that presentation alone.
After everyone learned about the problem between J and me, I was condemned by several other classmates as a person who often wastes the group’s time with such opposing. Huhu-(cry) (I smiled in a chokedly at that time when I felt the whole world was against me).
I told this story just to understand what my classmate _ J thinks about servant leadership. His image of servant leadership is just about respect, acknowledgment, and encouragement. He’s inherently kind and enthusiastic. Surely, J’s behaviours was not only because of my quétions that day but also many other times. I wonder if J was practicing servant leadership to help me realize my mistakes. If so, he’s really excellent.

I will now go back to the discussion on servant leadership and self-sacrifice. As I said above, servant leadership means sacrifice. Sacrifice in this case means forgetting about ourselves, and removing all our own desires, expectations, laziness, selfishness, and competitiveness to work for others and make people better and happier. It is not about doing things to feel like we are good people, to be loved and recognized by others, and to be helped for the benefit in the future. These selfishness and desires are hard to recognize and dismiss if we are not being honest with ourselves. Therefore, a necessary quality of a servant leader is to be honest with himself/herself.
A servant leader should not just stop after helping others satisfy their current physical and spiritual needs, but also aim to help others to be better, more active, and be able to improve themselves day by day. Furthermore, a servant leader should not just stop after motivating people, but also need to help others see their true nature. To do so requires even more qualities: courage to play evil, to be disliked, and to be hurt ... I think these are included in true love, which helps us focus on others, care for them, and think for them. This is self-sacrifice, but those who really think for others will not feel or think that they are sacrificing themselves, but they are just doing what they need to do for their lives, their love, they are doing it for themselves, just like the basic needs like eating, drinking, and breathing. At that point, sacrifice no longer has its inherent meaning. It will mean just doing , does not feel like constraints, becomes a way of life and a way for a person to blend in to nature, make himself a part of nature, and happy in nature. Once we focus on others, we can get rid of our prejudices, conceptions set by our will, we will come closer to nature because others are also our own nature.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 13/01/2021

We had completed the course. My friends returned to their home countries on December 18th. I didn't see my friends off to the airport. Because I didn't want to experience the feeling of being alone on the way from the airport back to ARI without my friends. The time we had been together was neither long nor short. I was used to going and going back together with my fellows.
I'm still here and waiting for the flight arranged by Vietnamese Embassy to come back. I don't know how long I will have been staying here, a few months, a year or more… although I want to go home, I agree with the Vietnamese government's approach. And I believe that everything God is arranging for me. This time I work with ARI community as a volunteer. I always try not to waste my time.

The first two days since my friends left ARI were hard for me. Wherever I was in ARI or whatever I was doing, I could see their figures in my mind, I could hear their voices everywhere. Koinonia, the classroom, library, everywhere were quiet and deserted, but I still could feel them as if they were sitting there, laughing at me, teasing me.

When I was awake, I felt an indescribable pain in my heart due to thinking those scenes were over forever. We are no longer participants, we no longer sit in a classroom or work together, and I may never see the my fellows I had been with like family again, even if we meet again, everything will be different, we will no longer be those who we are today, and our sentiments toward each other will also be different. I thought it would be better for me if I didn't continue to stay at ARI, I wouldn't see the scenes which are associated with beautiful memories are now without my comrades. The people who stay are always more sad than those who have gone. But everything has its good side. Maybe I'm not mature enough, not calm enough to work unflinchingly with loneliness, so God keeps me here to witness my teachers, to understand, to respect and to love. At this time, I can feel the changes in ARI when participants left. ARI is cold and quiet during the harsh winter in Japan.
Yet there are those who have been with this place for many years, many winters, quietly fighting the frost of this place, silently working, almost all day alone on the farm, taking care of plants, animals and waiting for new participants from all over the world, to contribute more green to the earth, more love to the world.

20/11/2020

South East Asian Cultural Night in ARI
The supper of tonight was prepared by those who come from Vietnam, Indonesia, Phillippin

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 31/10/2020

Visit Utsonomiya Kita High School.
I felt happy with the warm welcome from the teachers and students here. Even though the students were shy, but they gave us a very cute and wonderful concert performance. I was led to a classroom and talked to the 1st graders. As I entered the door, I was surprised, excited and proud to see the words in Vietnamese and the Vietnamese flag. I talked about Vietnamese food. Like Japanese, Vietnamese’s main food is rice and Vietnamese make a wide variety of rice cakes. Most of the students knew “Phở”, they thought that “Phở” was a traditional Vietnamese food. When taking pictures with me, the students shouted "Pho" in unison. I was asked about what I learned at ARI. I was excited to reply to the students that I learned how to do organic farming by making use of local resources. I said “ your leftovers will become my money by farming”. And the second big lesson I learned at ARI is leadership, Ari helped me change my mindset about leadership. Before I thought that leaders are the ones who always go first to lead or steer. But now for me, leaders should be the ones behind to help others move forward. Finally, I sent them the message that Students need to learn everything around them, even the smallest things. Learning is not only in school, but also in family, society, and all that happens to them. Probably they don't see its benefit today. But in the future, what they learn will help them a lot.

ARI Class of 2020 30/10/2020

Life in ARI ❤️

ARI Class of 2020 アジア学院で学ぶ2020年度の学生紹介ビデオが完成しました! 2020年3月、新型コロナウイルスによって渡航が困難な中、アジア・アフリカから8名、日本国内からは2名の学生が集い研修が始まりました。また、今年は初めてル...

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 18/10/2020

Hiking up Mount Nasu on weekend. The temperature was 4oC but my shirt was damp with sweat. Initially I thought it would be very cold so I tried to dress warmly. But when I got there, I found that cold didn't bother me. I realize that if I didn’t go on but stand in one place, I couldn’t stand the cold. So, difficulties only arise when we are not moving, like cycling, we will have difficulty balancing if we do not move continuously.

07/10/2020

On the way shopping for Harvest Thanks Giving Celebration with my friend, Mike san.
Mike san is now at the age of 74, he is a volunteer in ARI and he is assistting in pig session. He was an biologic engineer. He used to manage his own farm with 1000 pigs. He likes to create many things. These are some simple inventions he made in Ari.

07/10/2020

One of Mike san’s inventions

07/10/2020

One of Mike san’s invention

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 17/09/2020

We visited Shinrin no Bkujou, a dairy farm in the forest, which is doing business under the model 6-industry which is called in Japan. That means doing everything in one place includes doing agriculture (raising cow- first industry), processing milk (second industry) and selling (third industry). The owner of this farm is a young man who wants to take advantage of the forest resources in Japan, because Japan has a lot of forest (68% of the area) but it is not utilized. This job helps to produce delicious and quality milk while creating an environment that leads customers to get closer to nature, raising the awareness of nature protection. On weekend, this farm welcomes about 200 customers who come there to relax and enjoy nature.

12/09/2020

Today, I cooked super with Martin and Joshua, Martin is from Kenya and Joshua is from Ghana. Their countries are in Africa. They are participants this year and also my classmates. While we were cooking, we’re talking together. Martin said to me that I had to learn from them so that I could cook variety in food when I come back and I’d be praised by everyone in my organization. He added that I didn’t learn from anyone because I always thought that I was right, so I cannot learn anything from ARI. Before, I offered suggestion to him that he shouldn’t cut food into too tiny pieces and mix so many kinds of vegetables in one dish because the taste will be lost and we cannot feel the taste of each kind of vegatable. Joshua said to Martin that “she doesn’t listen to you, even Acivo san, she said no story to tell”. Joshua mentioned what happened in Acivo san’s class yesterday. When Acivo san told us to tell a story, I said “ no story to tell”. At that time, I didn’t Control myself, I said unconsciously, I’m used to joking. Today, what Joshua and Martin said made me think a lot about what I did in ARI so that they have thought me like that. I wonder if I’m so conservative?

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 06/09/2020

Our observation trip to the Kinoushi Jyuku farm.
I was very happy to find Thật Dưỡng’s thoughts at this farm. The farm was established in 1976. We were introduced to the Teikei system. Teikei was born in 1971, known as the "alternative distribution system". This is a system of direct distribution of agricultural products from the producers to the consumers based on the principles: mutual assistance, intended production, accepting the produce, mutual concession in the price decision, deepening friendly relationship, self-distribution, democratic management, learning among each group, maintaining the appropriate group scale (respect members who are producers, producers are responsible for interacting with other members in their own zone) and steady development.
Above all, Teikei is not merely a different way distribution, just as organic agriculture is not simply the methods (techniques) of farming or producing. Farmers are responsible for the livelihood of the consumers and consumers are responsible for the livelihood of the farmers.
Teikei is a holistic system that has the potential to change the future of organic agriculture. It is a comprehensive cultural activity that gives self reliance to farmers and a new life culture to consumers. It’s inseparably tied to organic agriculture and to the way of living of human beings through reviewing and restructuring how food and agriculture should be. It’s the new relationship that can save humanity and nature and is a quiet revolution to built an everlasting stable society in place of the capitalist economy.
Kinoushi Jyuku is a family farm and a longtime member of Teikei system. They are always ready to train trainees including trainees from overseas. The trainees here are trained very rigorously, being proactive in both consumption and income, towards true independence. According to my friend Martin, who experienced his summer project as Kinoushi Jyuku “Kinoushi jyuku farm is one of the farm I have seen the most hardworking group of people and who does not fear the soil and who are all the same. They work in the farm as if they are swimming in a lake or a swimming pool and they are very free working in the soil because they don’t mind about their cloths or body or hands but just work with a speed that I have never seen before in a farm because every day they work as if they are in marathon or competition and they are used to working with very high speed, may be their bodies became adopted in working like machines or robot such that they don’t appear to be getting tired and I would love to work with such speed all the time. The biggest secret which I realized with the owner of the farm is that he motivates the workers in many ways such that they love working very hard. I admired the way he works together with them the whole day and eat with them all the time breakfast, lunch and dinner and sometimes they have free talk in the evening eating and drinking until very late at night and he is very friendly and free to all the people in the farm until everyone feels part of them family and each and every person at the farm has fully mastered all what is required perfectively very well and thus why they do everything with very high speed but maintaining the required quality”
Through the words of the farm owner, Martin and those who studied here, I feel they have expressed the spirit of Teikei which is the links between people, nature and all creatures and living organisms on earth that nurture thoughts for others and desire to create a society the cherishes warm-hearted living. Our human relationships will go beyond the boundaries of nations, growing and reaching out to each region and each country around the world, creating world wide solidarity.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 27/08/2020

Mr Kuwabara’s farm
Mr Kuwabara is a fruit farmer. His purpose for starting farming is biogas. He produces biogas and electricity from school lunch garbage. This is a NPO activity which is non-profit to him but bring benefits to his community. He’s an engineer, he has ever traveled to Vietnam many times to introduce and assist with the installation of biogas system. We shall learn about biogas system from him in October this year. According to his sharing, when he started biogas system, he didn’t received any support from the government. Cost for the project is 8 million yen, the citizen supported 4 million yen and he got a bank loan for remain 4 million yen in 2006, he already paid bank in 2016. Normally, the government has to pay for the fuel which is used to burn school lunch leftover. Instead of this, that cost is paid to him when he collects the school lunch leftover. In addition, biogas liquid is sold to the other farmers for 2000yen/ ton. The farmers can take and record themselves. The output of electricity is 9kwh/day. Those are revenue help him pay the bank loan. The project give opportunities to the young family in organic farming and to children’s education in joining rice transplanting, harvesting potatoes.

Photos from Thật Dưỡng và Quốc tế's post 23/08/2020

Kazenooka Farm
By that time, Mr Tash*ta read a book about organic farming and became very much interested in organic farming. He decided to visit some of the farmers who practiced organic farming to take different advice from them. Starting farming was a bit difficult since he was a visitor but the people in the community helped him to get small portion of land and he started organic farming. 50 years ago, when organic farming movement started, there was a few farmers. Few year later, several farmers came to start organic farming and found it difficult and finally they quit. Mr Tash*ta thought how to help the others about marketing and doing organic farming. Then, he decided to unite each produce together crops and vegetables and found market together. Now, the number of organic farmers keeps on increasing everyday. The community have rotational in charge of the vegetables and crops everyday. Nowadays, in Ogawa town which is a famous organic town with 30,000 populations, it’s quite easier to get organic food than in Tokyo City. In Ogawa town, there are more than 200 organic farmers because of the support and now chemical farmers started to decrease. Many farmers were attracted to Ogawa town because of the organic farming. Mr Tash*ta also learnt about technology and he used to work in machinery import and export. So, he shared his knowledge and helped farmers. The organic farmer learn from each other. Before, starting as individual but later changed as a company because many young farmers were much interested in organic farming. 36 years ago, the land of Kazenooka Farm was 6 hectares, but now more than 20 hectares. The reason for increasing land was to share the land with the new farmers for free. Last year, Kazenooka farm provide farm produce for 60 supermarkets and restaurants, but now, because of Covid 19, the remain number is 2. Instead of that, the number of consumers who are families is increased by promoting such as giving presents.

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