CATEGORY Events

#53 Friendly Activity with ARI (2022.11.23)

— Friendly Activity with ARI — The Asian Rural Institute (ARI) is a unique institution that trains students from Asia and Africa to become rural leaders. This time, ARI students from Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, are coming to Japan in a caravan. Let’s think about the environment, agriculture, and way of life while working together. We are looking forward to your participation.[ARI (ARI) https://ari-edu.org/] Date & Time:November 23, 2022 (Wed., National Holiday) 10:00 – 14:00  Please register below by 11/21 (Mon.).In case of rain, the decision to hold or cancel the event will be made at 7:00 a.m. on the day […]

SHOKUIKU PROJECT Vol. 1

Date: November 26th (Sat.) ※Please register online at least 3 days prior to the desired date. www.peace-and-nature.com. In case of rain, the decision to hold or cancel the event will be made at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event. Schedule(Subject to change due to weather and other reasons.): 10:00: Gather at OZO Base for registration10:30:Opening ceremony, Making fire on Kamado11:30:Making onigiri and miso soup12:30:Lunch13:00:Planting onions15:00:Closing Number of participants: 30 (first-come-first-served basis) Participation fee: Members: 1,500 yen (500 yen for elementary school students and younger) Non-members: 3,000 yen (1,500 yen for elementary school students and younger) What to bring: […]

#51 SDGs Action Workshop

— Makomo Harvest Festival —Let’s harvest MAKOMO(Straw mats) in the rich nature of OZO and make shimenawa (sacred straw ropes) and wreaths! Since the Jomon period (before rice culture was introduced), Makomo have been used for food, roofing, clothing, and shelter. At Izumo-taisha shrine, a Shinto ritual called “Makomatsuri” is held every June, and makomo are still used as sacred straw ropes at shrines with long histories. These makomo have been found to help purify water quality in lakes and marshes, and are once again attracting attention.Peace & Nature is working to restore fallow fields to produce Makomo, which have […]

#49 SDGs Action Workshop Rice Harvesting (Pesticide-Free Rice Production)

49 SDGs Action WorkshopRice Harvesting (Pesticide-Free Rice Production)Let’s taste the nature-filled OZO, rice harvesting and drying with all your senses! As one of our SDG initiatives, Peace and Nature is rehabilitating fallow rice paddies to grow rice without relying on chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Rice grown in the full blessing of the sun is harvested and dried without the use of machinery. We invite you to experience this in the midst of nature. In the afternoons of September 24 and October 2, participants will have the opportunity to experience bamboo forest maintenance as an activity to revive fallow rice paddies […]

#48 SDGs Action Workshop Observing living creatures & planting rice!

SDG Action Workshop #48Observing living creatures & planting rice without pesticides!Let’s observe living creatures in OZO, full of nature!Taste rice planting with all five senses! Peace & Nature is working on rice production without relying on chemical fertilizers and pesticides by rehabilitating fallow land. This time, we are going to observe the living creatures in and around the rice paddies in OZO-cho, a town full of nature. What kind of creatures live there? Are there any rare species living there? Please experience “rice paddies nurture living things” (biodiversity conservation) in the midst of nature. We look forward to your participation.SDGs […]

#47 SDGs Action Workshop Rice planting

SDG Action Workshop [#47].Rice Planting (Pesticide-Free Rice Production)OZO, full of nature, lets enjoy rice planting with all your five senses! Peace & Nature is working to rehabilitate fallow fields to grow rice without relying on chemical fertilizers or pesticides.  This is an exciting and thrilling event! We look forward to your participation. [SDGs No.2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 15, 17] Dates: May 28 (Sat) and June 5 (Sun), 2022 Please register online at least 3 days prior to the desired date. Rain or Shine. In case of heavy rain, the decisionwill be made at 7:00 a.m. on the day. Place: […]

#46 SDGs Action Workshop Makomo (Zizania) Planting & Festival

Taiko drums, flutes, shamisen, and singingLet’s plant straw mats together! Since the Jomon period (before rice cultivation), Makomo (Zizania) has been used for food, shelter, clothing, roofing, and other purposes. The Izumo Taisha Shrine holds a straw matsuri every June, and straw mats are still used as Shimenawa rope at shrines with long histories. The use of straw mats has been attracting attention again as they have been found to be useful in purifying water quality in lakes and marshes. Peace & Nature is reclaiming fallow fields to cultivate straw mats, an ancient Japanese traditional. Japanese folk songs and hammered dulcimer […]

  • 2022.05.09

SDGs Online Roundtable (16th) Thinking about Peace

SDGs Online Roundtable (16th) Thinking about Peace How should we think and act in the midst of climate change, new coronavirus infections, and armed aggression? We hope that this is a world in which adults show children that such actions will not be tolerated. On May 26, we will invite Mr. Kuzushita and Ms. Nakamura, who have been active as atomic bomb storytellers, to talk about the absurdity of the atomic bombing through their own experiences. This is a rare opportunity. The issue of nuclear weapons is a current issue. We look forward to your participation. Date and Time: Thursday, […]

  • 2022.05.06

Announcing the May 2022 Peace and Nature Member Activities & Meetings

Announcing the May 2022 Peace and Nature Member Activities & MeetingsLet’s build a global, sustainable community together! Thank you for your continued support of P&N activities. Everyday through the media, we hear about various global issues such as Corona, Russia and Ukraine, the weak yen, and environmental problems. In such a situation, it’s important to grasp the information, think about what we can do, and take action. Many people may want to take some action, but may be hesitant to do so because they wonder what they can do as individuals. We need to protect our own lives, care for […]

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