Updated: Oct/20/2014

Culture(文化) Food(食)

Rice Fields Academy ~ <4th> Rice Harvesting in a traditional way

Rice Fields Academy’s 4th event on Oct.25 is rice harvesting at last. Most rice harvesting has done all over the country in this year and we could feel that winter is around the corner. This is the only and final chance in this year because we got the typhoon at the last event. Of course, this work is done by not tractor but hands in a traditional way. Don’t miss it!

9:10 Gathering at Keio-Horinouchi station (Keio Line), ticket gate
9:30 Arrival at the rice field
10:00 Starting to rice planting and drying
12:00 Breakup at the farm

~ Rice Fields Academy ~
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.
-Annual Schedule-
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

10月25日のRice Fields Academy の4回目は、ついに稲刈りとなります。全国各地で行われている稲刈りですが、今年もそろそろ終盤を迎え、冬も間近に感じられます。前回、台風で中止となってしまった稲刈り、今回が今年最後の機会になります。もちろん今回も機械を使っての収穫でなく、手を使った昔からの方法で収穫します。お見逃しなく。

9:10 京王堀之内駅改札集合
9:30 田んぼ到着、準備
10:00 稲刈り&天日干し作業
12:00 農場解散

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


Event Details

Date Oct/25/2014 - Oct/25/2014
Place Hachioji City, Tokyo
Meeting place Keio-Horinouchi station (Keio Line), ticket gate
Meeting time 9:10 AM
Price 3,500 yen
Note - A list of things to bring: long-sleeved T-shirt / long pants / work gloves / rubber boots / rain wear (depending on the weather)
- Limit of 10 participants, on a first- come- first- served basis only through our website.
- We let you know if the event is postponed on the bottom message board on this page by the day before the event day. (http://www.another-japan.com/events/detail/39)
- 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 farm usage fee, experience fee, vegetable souvenir and insurance.
- Please email us following information to buy insurance by 22nd if you want to buy. (full name / age / sex / address / phone number / the length of your stay in Japan)

-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.)
  - Payment can also be made by PayPal (our email account is info@another- japan.com). If there is a PayPal handing fee depending on your PayPal account, we'll collect it on the day.
  - 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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