Updated: Nov/29/2014


New Year's decoration making ~ Rice Fields Academy <6th>

Have you ever made New Year’s decoration (Shinto straw festoon for Japanese New Year)?
It is actually possible for you to make it if you learn how to do it a little. This time it is a great opportunity for even beginners as expert come and teaches us. Let’s make the New Year’s decoration and celebrate the New Year of 2015! We prepare tea and snacks during our work.

~ 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) New Year's decorations (Shinto straw festoon for Japanese New Year) making

ほとんどの方はお店で買っていると思いますが、少し教われば自分たちでも作れるものです。12月13日のRice Fields Academy の6回目は、10月に収穫した古代米の稲で、正月飾りを作る企画になります。毎年、正月飾りを作っている講師もお呼びしているので、初心者でも安心してご参加ください!体が温まるお茶とおやつもご用意してお待ちしております。

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 Dec/13/2014 - Dec/13/2014
Place Hachioji City, Tokyo
Meeting place Keio-Horinouchi station (Keio Line), ticket gate
Meeting time 1:00 PM
Price 2,800 yen
Note - Limit of 10 participants, on a first- come- first- served basis only through our website.
- The price above includes teacher fee and material cost.

-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)


      ゆうちょ銀行(9900) 店番:〇〇八(008) 普通:7869847




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