Updated: Jun/05/2014

Culture(文化) Food(食)

Rice Fields Academy ~ <1st> Ancient Rice Planting

This Academy is a six-shot project in Hachioji city of Tokyo where nature still remains. We will experience the whole rice making from rice planting to harvesting and threshing, following the traditional local custom. There are also some very unique points including using fifty types of ancient rice* or making a Shinto straw festoon. This must be a big opportunity to learn Japanese traditional agriculture and food culture.

*Ancient rice: There are more than two hundred types like red or black rice and this is richer in nutrients than regular rice.

1st (Jun.14) Ancient Rice Planting
2nd (Jul.26) Weeding and …
3rd (Sep.20) Scarecrow making and rice field competition
4th (Oct.25) Rice harvesting
5th (Nov.8) Rice threshing with traditional tools
6th (Dec.13) Shinto straw festoon for Japanese New Year making

<1st: Ancient Rice Planting>
This time a Shinto priest will perform a traditional ceremony following the local traditional custom before beginning ancient rice planting. After that, we can enjoy BBQ with this farm’s fresh vegetables and bring back the flesh vegetables as souvenirs.

09:10 Gathering at Keio-Horinouchi station (Keio Line), ticket gate
09:30 Arrival at the rice field
10:00 Starting to plant the rice
12:15 Finish work
13:00 BBQ
15:00 Breakup at Keio-Horinouchi station



第1回 6/14【神事・田植え】~田んぼの神様を呼んで、楽しく御田植祭
第2回 7/26【雑草取り競争】~稲が元気に育つためには雑草取りでいい汗かくか!!
第3回 9/20【かかしART大会】~面白かかしをみんなで作って飾って田んぼでART大会
第4回 10/25【稲刈り・いねかけ】~たわわに実った稲を刈り、稲掛けして天日干し!!
第5回 11/8【脱穀・もみすり】~収穫した稲がついにお米に!!昔ながらの道具で実施
第6回 12/13【しめ縄作り】~わらも捨てず立派なしめ縄に変身!!伝統結い伝授

<1st: Ancient Rice Planting>

9:10 京王堀之内駅改札集合
9:30 田んぼ到着、準備
10:00 田植え作業開始
12:15 田植え終了
13:00 BBQ
15:00 京王堀之内駅解散


Event Details

Date Jun/14/2014 - Jun/14/2014
Place Hachioji City, Tokyo
Meeting place Keio-Horinouchi station (Keio Line), ticket gate
Meeting time 9:10 AM
Price 5,000 yen
Note - Limit of about 10 participants, on a first- come- first- served basis only through our website.
- This event is basically a rain-or-shine event. We let you know on the bottom message board by the day before event day if the event is postponed. (http://www.another-japan.com/events/detail/28)
- Please bring the extra clothes for the rice planting.
- You can get ANCIENT RICE if you join at least twice!!
- You can receive a 15% DISCOUNT from your third entry!!
- The price above includes rice field experience fee, BBQ lunch and flesh vegetables as a souvenir.

-Payment Instructions
  - Payment will guarantee your reservation for this event. Take note that we will not keep your reservation without payment.
  - Payments can be made by bank transfer online or visiting Japan Post Bank.
     Account Name: トクヒ)アナザージャパン (NPO Another Japan)
     Japan Post Bank / Branch: 10070 / Ordinary: 7869847
     (If you pay from Japanese bank, please use the branch code: 008.)
  - Group payment is no problem.

-Cancel Policy
- We can accept your cancelation and refund your money in full without bank transfer fees or Paypal handing fee if you cancel at least 10 days before the event day.
- There is 20% cancel charge if you cancel 6 - 9 days before the event day.
- There is 50% cancel charge, if you cancel 4 - 5 days before the event day.
- No refunds for same day cancelations and up to 3 days before the event.
- If you cannot attend but find a replacement for your spot you don’t need to cancel. (But please advise us of the name change)



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Sean Wintroath

United States


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