[SDGs #60] Sake rice harvesting and straw barrel making

[SDGs #60] Sake rice harvesting and straw barrel making

SDGs Action Workshop #60

Experience the harvesting and drying of sake rice in the nature-rich Osawa! How are straw barrels, a traditional Japanese culture, made?

A komodaru is a sake barrel filled with sake and wrapped with straw straw rope. The straw and rope used for the komodaru are made from rice straw, a byproduct of rice production. Rice straw has been used in a cyclical manner as living tools such as straw and rope, fuel, livestock feed, construction material, and fertilizer, and has shaped the “straw culture. In recent years, as rice harvesting has become mechanized, rice straw has been shredded and the amount of straw used to support the straw culture has decreased.

 Peace & Nature’s SDGs partner, Kishimoto Kichiji Shoten Co., harvests rice for the sake rice Yamada Nishiki to preserve the “straw barrel,” a traditional Amagasaki industry that has continued since the Edo period. We hope you will join us and experience traditional Japanese culture. We look forward to your participation.
[SDGs No.2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 15, 17]

[Date] October 21, 2023 (Sat)
*Please register online at least 3 days in advance. (info@peace-and-nature.com) ・Select your preferred course (morning course, afternoon course, one-day course).
In case of rain, the decision to hold or cancel the tour will be made at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the tour.      

[Meeting place & Parking lot]
Kishimoto Kichiji Shoten Distribution Center, 1-2 Hinanishihara, OZO-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe City
(see map below for meeting place)

[Meeting time]
Morning course and one-day course: 9:30 a.m., Afternoon course: 1:00 p.m.
Number of participants: 20 people each (on a first-come, first-served basis) (for individuals, families, and groups)
Members: 1,500 yen (500 yen for elementary school students and younger) General: 3,000 yen (1,500 yen for elementary school students and younger)

(Content may be subject to change due to weather and other reasons)

[What to wear]
Long-sleeved clothes, long pants, hat, gloves, boots (or shoes that can protect your feet)

[What to bring]
drink, towel, hat, gloves, lunch if necessary, leisure sheet, change of clothes * Gloves: Thin nitrile backless gloves sold at 100 yen are convenient * Please refrain from participating if your body temperature is 37.5℃ or higher.

Organizer: Kishimoto Kichiji Shoten Co.
Web: https://www.komodaru.co.jp

Co-sponsored by NPO Hojin Peace & Nature
Web: www.peace-and-nature.com Email: info@peace-and-nature.com

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