Towards Sustainable Living Nakanoshima Festival Tower 12FAsahi Shimbun Osaka Head Office Asacom Hall DOWNLOAD THE PDF FLYER LANGUAGE : English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation) PARTICIPATION FEE : In-person – Junior high school, high school, and university students: 500 yen General public: 1,000 yen.Online – Free REGISTRATION DEADLINE : February 19th, 2023 CANCELLATION POLICY : It may be cancelled due to COVID emergencies, natural disasters or speaker availability. COVID POLICY : Please wear a mask, take your temperature and disinfect your hands if you’re attending the event in person. The capacity of the venue will be reduced to about half, and […]

#55 Making eco-art (Jomon Toilet) & Ukrainian food tasting (2023.1.21)

— Let’s build an eco-friendly Jomon Toilet! —  — What are Ukrainian dumplings and Ukrainian Mille-feuille?— It is said that toilets in Japan originated around the beginning of the Jomon period. We have invited a lecturer from Chiba Prefecture to join us for an eco-friendly Jomon toilet-making challenge as part of our Eco & Art initiative. We will also have a tasting of Ukrainian dumplings and Mille-feuille made by Ukrainian people for lunch. We look forward to your participation. [Date & Time] Saturday, January 21, 2023 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please register online by Thursday, January 19th.In the event of […]

#54 Making Bamboo Tree, Kadomatsu & Charcoal BBQ with Rice Cooked over Wood (2022.12.24)

Making good use of bamboo! — Lunch made from thinned wood! Participants will try their hand at making bamboo trees and kadomatsu (Japanese stone pine) as a way to make effective use of bamboo. We will also use thinned wood as firewood to cook rice, bake potatoes, and make baked persimmons. What does a baked persimmon taste like? What kind of kadomatsu will we make? Please take the kadomatsu home and decorate it at home! We are looking forward to your participation. DATE & TIME Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Please register online by Thursday, December 22. In case […]

#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 […]


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 […]