Updated: Nov/29/2014

Culture(文化) Food(食)

Picnic & Rice threshing with traditional tools ~ Rice Fields Academy <5th>

Rice Fields Academy’s 5th event on Nov.8 is rice threshing experience with traditional tools and a picnic with the ancient rice and fresh vegetables dishes. At first we try to thresh the ancient rice that we harvested last time, with using the traditional old tools looked like vintage interior accessory. It should remind us how difficult rice producing is without machines.
After that, let’s enjoy a picnic with delicious dishes! Another Japan prepares the ancient rice and healthy vegetarian dishes. In addition each participant can bring not only vegetables but also the rice as a souvenir this time.

~ 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) Picnic & Rice threshing with traditional tools
6th (Dec.13) Shinto straw festoon for Japanese New Year making

11月8日のRice Fields Academy の5回目は、10月25日に収穫して乾燥させておいた稲の脱穀ともみすりになります。今ではインテリアでしか見たことないような昔の道具を使っての脱穀になります。機械を使わずにお米を作る大変さを味わってほしいと思います。当日は、脱穀された古代米と朝に農場でとれた新鮮な野菜で作ったベジ農家飯を用意します。アウトドアで収穫祭を兼ねたランチを楽しみましょう!今回は野菜に加えて古代米のお土産もあります。

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 Nov/08/2014 - Nov/08/2014
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: work gloves / chopsticks / dish / bowl / cup (*as a part of ecological activities)
- We will break up after lunch. (around 1 PM)
- 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/41)
- You can get ANCIENT RICE if you join at least twice!!
- The price above includes farm usage fee, experience fee, lunch and the ancient rice and vegetable 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.)
  - 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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Sean Wintroath

United States


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