• Spreading the Word About the Delicious Taste of Craft Beer

    [From February Issue 2015]

    President of Minoh Brewery
    OSHITA Kaori
    Craft beer is attracting attention these days. The popular “Minoh Beer” was created in the pastoral city of Minoh, Osaka Prefecture. OSHITA Kaori is both company president and factory manager. “My mother and two younger sisters work with me. When I first helped out with the business, it felt like a part-time job as I was a student,” says Kaori. She was later drawn into the fun of beer making.
    Minoh Brewery has won many major awards in Japan. Since 2009, it’s won awards six years in a row at international beer competitions. The success of this family run craft beer has been much discussed. Its international reputation has made this beer popular nationwide. “I could never have predicted that our Minoh Beer Stout would be chosen in the UK, the land of stout. It was quite a surprise. I was glad our longtime fans were also delighted,” says Kaori.
    As the factory is small in size, it can only produce limited quantities, but great care is taken to brew the beer. Although beer production processes usually include filtration and heat treatment, Minoh Brewery does without them. “Bottling is done without filtering out the yeast. Freshness is the key, so we ship it cold and our customers also keep and sell it cold. Our beer is rich in vitamins and minerals, so it’s also beneficial for health and beauty,” says Kaori.
    Minoh Brewery was founded in 1996 by Kaori’s father, OSHITA Masaji. It’s been 18 years since the company was established, and its owners have been through the ups and downs of the craft beer boom even to the extent that they had considered shutting down the business. Prominent in Japan’s craft beer industry, he sadly passed away two years ago.
    Last year, a special beer to pay homage to Masaji’s memory was put on the market at the suggestion of a friend in the industry. This year, to mark the third anniversary of Masaji’s death, several companies produced beers bearing an image of him on them. Minoh Brewery itself released GOD FATHER3. “My father was a lively active man, everyone loved him. I’m glad he’s still remembered through beer.”
    On the first floor of the factory cum head offices, there’s a tasting bar that can be visited for a fee. Neighbors can casually pop in here while taking a walk. Sometimes foreign tourists who have heard about the reputation of Minoh Beer also pay a visit. “We’ve been running this place since the company was established, because we’d like people to drink the beer as soon as it’s been made. Apart from our fixed holidays, we are open every day and at times it’s packed out,” says Kaori.
    The company has been running a pub in Osaka City since 2004. “We aim to make Minho Beer something that can be easily enjoyed every day. It’s more fun if you think about which beer goes well with what kind of dishes,” says Kaori. “Real ale” matured in a barrel is served with a hand pump just like in a British pub.
    They develop new products once every two months. “We have a wide range of some 120 types of beer. Some taste better if they aren’t too cold. I was inspired by foreign beers that used orange peel for our beer containing yuzu (a Japanese citrus fruit) from Minoh. I’d like to let more people know about the delicious taste of our different beers.” Kaori’s mission will continue into the future.
    Minoh Beer Co., Ltd.
    Text: KAWARATANI Tokiko[2015年2月号掲載記事]

    箕面ビール 代表取締役
    昨年、同業者の発案で正司さんを追悼するビールが発売されました。今年も三回忌に合わせて、正司さんをイメージしたビールが各社でつくられました。箕面ビールもGOD FATHER3を販売しました。「元気で働き者だった父は、皆からとても愛されていました。今でもビールを通して思い出してもらえるのはうれしいですね」。

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  • Manufacturer of Japan’s First Dinner Set

    [From February Issue 2015]

    Noritake Co., Limited
    Noritake Co., Ltd. (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ceramic ware. Much of the tableware used in hotels and restaurants is manufactured by Noritake. The company is also known as a manufacturer of ornaments, such as vases, and dolls. The Noritake company name comes from the name of the place where the business was established.
    The founder MORIMURA Ichizaemon set up a trading company called Morimura-gumi (today’s Morimura Bros., Inc.) in Ginza, Tokyo and sent his younger brother, Toyo to New York to open a Morimura Brothers general store there. At first, they imported Japanese curios and various Japanese-style products, but they eventually switched to mainly dealing in ceramic ware. In order to manufacture ceramic ware to sell in the store, in 1904 Morimura established Nihon Touki Goumei, Ltd. – the predecessor of Noritake Company.
    Before that, Morimura visited the Paris Exposition of 1889 and, impressed by beautiful European porcelain, was determined to create his own. After returning to Japan, he and his business partner OKURA Magobe took up the challenge of developing European-style tableware out of local resources. After overcoming various difficulties, they managed to create Japan’s first dinner set in the company’s tenth year. The Noritake tableware they exported created a sensation. “Noritake China” became known throughout the world.
    Companies founded by Nihon Touki that have since become independent, include Oriental Pottery (today’s TOTO), NGK Insulators, Ltd., and NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. Morimura entrusted the management of these companies to Okura’s son, Kazuchika. The four companies are all frontrunners in their respective fields in Japan.
    There are various stages involved in the production of ceramic ware, including blending raw materials, casting, printing, firing and finishing. Having developed the necessary technology to complete each of these stages, Noritake Company’s subsidiaries have capitalized on their knowhow. For example: pigment developed for applying colored patterns is employed on electronic material used in solar batteries; kilns are also used to make materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries; and finishing technology helped develop a grindstone business.
    Noritake Company is thus not only known for being a world-class manufacturer of tableware, but is also involved in various other industries. Since tableware was no longer their core business, the company name was changed in 1981 from Nihon Touki to Noritake Co., Limited. In 2001, a project to commemorate the company’s 100th anniversary led to the creation of the Noritake Garden on the grounds of the company’s head office.
    Open to the public, the Noritake Garden has become a place for city dwellers to relax in. Besides having over 6,000 trees, it also has a museum and art gallery. In addition it can be used as a temporary shelter in the event of a disaster. When he founded his first company, Morimura made a vow to “contribute to society through business.” It appears that his spirit lives on in the Noritake Garden.
    Noritake Co., Limited
    Text: ITO Koichi[2015年2月号掲載記事]


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  • In Japan it is Important to Read Between the Lines

    [From February Issue 2015]

    RIO Tina
    “When I wanted to learn a second foreign language, I decided to choose Japanese,” RIO Tina from China says. “Japan was one of the countries I found appealing. I found it interesting that Japan, while being a developed country, properly preserved its old traditions. In addition, Japanese and Chinese businesses are tightly bound together.”
    After graduating from Shanghai University, Rio came to Japan in March 2008 and studied Japanese at Aichi International Academy in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture for two years. “It was a very productive two years. Not only was I able to study Japanese, but I was very satisfied with the level of support I received in my everyday life, which made my stay in Japan very secure,” says Rio.
    By continuing to work a variety of part time jobs while going to school, Rio’s Japanese ability improved greatly. Wanting to further her Japanese studies, Rio enrolled in the junior year of Nanzan University Business Administration Department in 2010 and majored in management environment theory. “The joy of studying a language is that you can easily gauge how much you have advanced,” says Rio.
    “I was glad when I was able to give directions around town to a Japanese person. In addition, I became able to properly articulate my thoughts in a sentence. When my composition won Takushoku University’s International Collaboration and International Understanding Award, I was very happy,” says Rio. “I think katakana is very difficult. Even when the word derives from English, I had a hard time as the pronunciation can be completely different. In addition, many names for people and places are read differently, which was puzzling.”
    Rio says she loves everything about Japanese food. “I especially like white flesh fish, oyster, and sushi. I often go to the standing sushi restaurants. Also, I always admire Japan’s clean environment and the courtesy of its people.”
    Rio now does sales work for a specialist food wholesaler in Tokyo. She is in charge of alcoholic beverages and corresponds with the major Japanese supermarket buyers. She uses Japanese at work and also English when dealing with imports. She says it is pleasant to suggest a product or sales space, while taking buyers’ interests into account.
    “I don’t deal well with the crowds in Tokyo. Rush hour here reminds me of my hometown, Shanghai,” Rio says with a smile. To recharge her batteries after a stressful work week and to get away from the crowds, on her days off she drives to the beach or plays golf with friends and colleagues.
    “There are many differences between China and Japan. In China it’s important to assert yourself strongly; you’ll lose out if you do not state your intentions in front of others. In contrast, in Japan it’s normal to state your opinion after assessing the situation. As they say in Japan, I feel it’s important to ‘read between the lines.’ At times people can be excessively sensitive to the moods of others, but it’s also a virtue,” Rio says.
    Aichi International Academy[2015年2月号掲載記事]

    呂 天吟さん

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  • Sci-fi Work that Broadened the Scope of the Manga Medium

    [From February Issue 2015]

    OTOMO Katsuhiro’s masterpiece is regarded as a work that revolutionized the medium of manga in Japan. It introduced a variety of techniques: detailed and realistic depictions; and the effect of a spherical impact in the ground when supernatural powers are used. It was serialized in the weekly publication Young Magazine from 1982 through to 1990. The 1988 animated feature film was a big hit just like the manga. Currently, a live action film adaptation is in progress in Hollywood.
    In December, 1982, a new and unidentified type of bomb explodes in the Kanto area. Triggered by the collapse of Tokyo, World War III begins. Skipping forward 37 years to 2019, the new capital of “Neo Tokyo” stands in Tokyo Bay. While it appears to have regained its prosperity, an unstable situation continues with anti-government guerrillas opposing the police and the military.
    With the Tokyo Olympics to be held the following year, redevelopment of the neglected old city is due to begin. While KANEDA Shotaro is driving down the highway towards the old city with his motorcycle gang, a strange boy with white hair and a wrinkled face suddenly appears on the road before him. SHIMA Tetsuo, who is a member of the gang, is severely injured when he swerves out of the way.
    The boy disappears into thin air right in front of Kaneda. Tetsuo is not hospitalized, but is admitted to a military facility where a series of tests proves that he has dormant supernatural powers. Kaneda meets the boy again by chance and witnesses his mysterious powers. The guerrilla army is investigating supernatural research and abducts the boy from the military facility. Soon Kaneda and Tetsuo come close to discovering the secret behind the government’s supernatural power development project.
    Before the breakout of World War III, a project to develop supernatural powers in humans got underway. Children with artificially developed abilities were called Numbers. However, the abilities of Akira – one of these Numbers – accidentally destroyed Tokyo. The real identity of the new kind of bomb was Akira. After this, the military continued to suppress Akira.
    Desiring this incredible power, Tetsuo forcibly wakes Akira. The government and the military are at odds over the issue of Akira. Guerilla forces and new cults also get involved and a struggle ensues. In the midst of this chaos, Akira again unleashes his powers and Neo Tokyo is demolished. Tetsuo absorbs Akira’s powers and builds his Great Empire of Tokyo on the ruins of Neo Tokyo.
    With Akira by his side, Tetsuo’s powers rapidly develop. To compensate, his body undergoes a strange mutation. Kaneda stands in the way of the suffering Tetsuo. Should Tetsuo – who has started to become a monster with his powers going out of control – be destroyed or saved? Does Akira, who sympathizes with Tetsuo, finally end up destroying the Earth? The curtain rises on the final battle. This work continues to exert an influence in all kinds of media.
    Text: HATTA Emiko[2015年2月号掲載記事]


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  • A Shared Passion for Baseball

    [From January Issue 2015]

    Hector DOMINGUEZ
    Ambassador for the Dominican Republic
    When I was in the Dominican Republic, I had the impression that Japan was a great country with both political and economic power. In 2013, I’d received an offer from our President to be posted as ambassador to a different country, but I personally told him I wanted to go to Japan. If I had gone to a country in South America, my connections and language skills would have made things easier, but sensing that there was a potential for trade with Japan to grow, I took up the challenge.
    Since I arrived, my impression of Japan has improved even more. The buildings and railways are good, but above all else, I thought that the people were wonderful; everyone is modest and very polite. I highly value that.
    I like all Japanese food. It’s healthy. I would probably be slimmer if I only ate Japanese cuisine. My wife and I often go out to Japanese restaurants and whenever we have guests from our country, we take them to eat out. They all appreciate the variety and delicious taste of Japanese cuisine.
    I’ve visited many parts of Japan in my first year here. I liked them all. I discovered two positive aspects of Japan while traveling to those places. Firstly, marvelous historical landmarks, such as castles and old houses, have been preserved. Secondly, wherever you go in the country, there’s always a modern infrastructure.
    The place I’m now interested in visiting is Hokkaido. I want to go and see the snow, which we don’t have in our country. I also want to see more of Tokyo. I want to go to places like Asakusa, to get in touch with its artistic and cultural side.
    I think Japanese people are passionate about maintaining the cleanliness of their cities. That’s great. Nothing is particularly problematic for me in Japan. The lifestyle is very convenient. My only regret is I came here with my wife. Joking aside, I think Japanese women are graceful and very attractive.
    I believe that Japan and the Dominican Republic have two things in common. The first thing is the people. The people of both countries do their best each day to fulfill their ambitions. The second thing is baseball. Japan and the Dominican Republic are the only countries that have been world champions in the World Baseball Classic tournament. The Dominican Republic is the current champion.
    I believe our two countries will in the future become closer, not only through trade, but also through scientific, cultural, and political exchanges. Prime Minister ABE has made statements to the effect that he is paying particular attention to Latin America. We’re hoping to strengthen ties with Japan. There are many Dominican companies that want to do business with Japan.
    The year 2014 is the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Dominican Republic. To commemorate this we have organized all kinds of events. The year 2015 will mark the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the five countries of Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica). We Dominicans intend to play our part as a member of the Central American Integration System.
    The most attractive feature of the Dominican Republic is its people. We are all open-minded and hospitable to foreigners. Our country receives the greatest number of tourists in the Central American and Caribbean area. Our population is about ten million and we receive about five million tourists a year. So that we’ll have more tourists from Japan, I’m working hard to develop ties with companies in Japan’s tourism industry.
    The Dominican Republic occupies the largest portion of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. The climate is pleasant all year round. Superb beaches and beach resorts are dotted along the whole coastline. It’s so beautiful that it’s been likened to “a piece of blue sky.” Legend has it that when he arrived in Hispaniola in 1492, COLUMBUS remarked, “I bet no one has ever seen such natural beauty.”
    Our country is rich in natural resources such as nickel and bauxite. Our GDP comes from tourism, agriculture and mining, and 4% of this is invested in education. Education is the key to a country’s development. We learned that from Japan.
    I once appeared in a TV commercial that was shown in Daiei – a Japanese supermarket. It was advertising mangos from the Dominican Republic. On the subject of food, I should say that our tropical fruits – mango and bananas and so forth – are very delicious and so are our avocados, honey and casabe crackers.
    Please everyone go and visit the Dominican Republic, the most beautiful country in the world. Once you go there, you’ll certainly be captivated. We’ll be waiting for you.

    Interview: KONO Yu[2015年1月号掲載記事]






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  • Establishments that Aim to Attract Female Customers

    [From January Issue 2015]

    Horse race tracks, pachinko parlors, motorboat race tracks… all of these are places where the majority of visitors are male. Recently, these kinds of facilities are devising various schemes to increase female custom. For example, Boat Race Edogawa holds art tours to show off the facility’s art collection.
    During the tour, a guide accompanies customers around the Art Museum located in the facility. The combination of a motorboat race venue and art is surprising and SUZUKI Kenji, who is in charge of this Art Museum, talks about how the art collection increased: “About seven or eight years ago, we began decorating the dreary reserved seating area with object d’art.”
    The tour of the works scattered around the hall began in 2010. In 2012, when the collection increased and it became difficult to travel round the hall on foot, an Art Museum was established to bring the artworks together in one place. Currently, the museum houses many works, including pieces by Muttoni – known for his mechanical dolls – and FUKAHORI Riusuke – who creates three-dimensional goldfish with acrylic resin. The museum is highly regarded for its large collection of valuable modern art.
    The tour costs 1,500 yen including lunch. It’s also possible to watch races from reserved seats, which usually cost 2,000 yen. The tour does not make a profit, but Suzuki says, “A boat racetrack is a difficult place for a casual visitor to drop in on. We hope that this tour will provide a different way in for those visiting our boat racetrack.”
    The impression that this is a male dominated place with a rough atmosphere has been successfully changed, with some tour participants remarking, “Is this really a boat race track?” The art tour only takes place on boat race days and is by reservation only. Numbers are limited to ten people per day. Since the artwork can only be seen by participating in the tour, bookings are always made on holidays.
    Considered to be mostly full of male customers, pachinko parlors also hope to attract more female visitors, particularly housewives. This is because the regular pachinko crowd is on the decline. Eyecandy Co., Ltd. specializes in designing pachinko parlor restrooms and gift exchange counters for women. All the employees are women, which is unusual in the male dominated pachinko industry.
    Originally the company created pachinko hall advertisements, but came to deal in interior decor at the request of the parlors. The parlors particularly want housewives in their 50’s and 60’s to visit. However, the interior decoration, being rather gaudy, does not create a tranquil atmosphere. “Because we want to create a space for women to shine, we intentionally avoided age-appropriate designs,” says the CEO, FUKUMORI Kanae.
    Devices that appeal to the customers’ inner girl have been installed; for instance “actress mirrors” in the powder room create a flattering reflection. The designs suggested by Eyecandy Co., Ltd. were sometimes ridiculed by other competitors when the company was bidding for an interior design contract. However, its bid was successful and after the refit was complete, it was popular with female customers. Other halls have altered their interior decor to be more appealing to women after seeing this response.

    Text: ICHIMURA Masayo[2015年1月号掲載記事]




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  • Experience and Learn the Charm of Traditional Performing Arts in Tokyo

    [From January Issue 2015]

    Tokyo Traditional Arts Program
    Launched in 2008 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, “Tokyo Traditional Arts Program” is part of the Tokyo Culture Creation Project. In Tokyo there remain numerous performing arts traditions. The scheme aims to hand down these skills to future generations.
    This year, three major events took place: Traditional Arts Performances, Traditional Performing Arts for Kids, and Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2014. The content of the programs is specifically chosen with an emphasis on making traditional performing arts welcoming and accessible. At Traditional Arts Performances, for example, a show called “Japanese Comedy Traditional and Contemporary” was held. Kyogen actors and comedians perform together and explore the differences and similarities between classic and modern comedies.
    Traditional Performing Arts for Kids operates training programs. Children choose their favorite art from options such as Noh, Japanese dancing; shakuhachi (bamboo flute)and shamisen (Japanese guitar). They then receive lessons directly from top-notch artists. At the end of the program, they have a public show. MORI Ryuichiro, a public relations director of Tokyo Culture Creation Project says: “Learning traditional performing may feel awkward. But these programs offer seven months of intensive training so they can learn in a relaxed atmosphere.” So far, some 1,800 children have participated in these programs.
    Mori says he wants students to get a sense of the value of Japanese culture through these programs; that nothing similar can be found in the rest of the world. “Practiced continuously for 600 years, the art of Noh is an aural tradition that has been handed down through imitation. Registered by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, it’s the world’s oldest performing art tradition still in existence. By experiencing such Japanese traditional performing arts, they will hopefully develop a sense of respect for Japanese culture.”
    Mori says that one characteristic of Japanese traditional performing arts is that they are linked to ordinary people’s everyday lives. “In Japan, Noh stages can be found in the countryside, and kabuki is performed in some farming villages.” Nagauta (long epic songs), kouta (ballads) and the shamisen were popular accomplishments amongst the merchant classes in the Edo period. Bon odori dances held in summer throughout Japan are also a traditional performing art.
    The Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to be held in six years, will be a great opportunity to promote traditional performing arts in Tokyo. “In the Olympics, the host city is expected to hold cultural and educational programs. We’re still deciding what we’re going to offer, but there will be many opportunities for people to immerse themselves in traditional arts. Rather than just watching professional performances, for a more direct experience, I want people from abroad to informally participate in bon dancing.”

    Text: ICHIMURA Masayo[2015年1月号掲載記事]



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  • The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama

    [From January Issue 2015]

    This is the world’s first public museum of bonsai art. Seasonal bonsai are exhibited inside the museum building and in the garden. Audio guide devices in Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese are available to rent. Many workshops and themed exhibitions are organized here. Paintings to celebrate the New Year will be on display from December 13 to January 21, 2015. Around the museum, six bonsai gardens are located, where you can enjoy bonsai throughout the day.
    Access: five minute walk from the east exit of Toro Station on the JR Utsunomiya Line
    Opening hours:
    November – February: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    March – October: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Admission for the general public: 300 yen
    Closed days: every Thursday and December 29 – January 3
    The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama [2015年1月号掲載記事]


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  • Nagasaki Champon Ringerhut

    [From January Issue 2015]

    “Champon” is a dish of pork, seafood and vegetables cooked together in a soup. Including its overseas branches, there are more than 650 “Nagasaki Champon Ringerhut” stores. In addition to smaller sized champon served with plenty of vegetables, there are a wide range of varieties available to choose from. Popular too are gyouza (fried dumplings) that have a casing made from a mixture that contains rice powder. Flour, rice powder and vegetables are all made in-house. No preservatives or artificial colors are used. A set menu is also available for children.

    [No. 1] Plenty of Vegetables Champon 680 yen

    A 480 gram serving of seven kinds of vegetables are used in this champon. Compared to regular Nagasaki champon, double the quantity of cabbage, bean sprouts, and onion is used. A bowl of this champon provides the correct amount of vegetables (350 grams) a person needs per day.

    [No. 2] Nagasaki Champon 540 yen

    This standard dish at Ringerhut is made with 255 grams of vegetables. Many people order this dish together with gyouza.

    [No. 3] Nagasaki Sara Udon 580 yen

    Together with Nagasaki champon, this is one of the company’s trademark dishes. Slathered in a thick starchy sauce, this dish is poured onto a bed of deep-fried crispy thin noodles.
    Prices quoted are for eastern Japan.
    Nagasaki Champon Ringerhut[2015年1月号掲載記事]


    【No.1】野菜たっぷりちゃんぽん 680円


    【No.2】長崎ちゃんぽん 540円


    【No.3】長崎皿うどん 580円



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  • Promoting the Charm of Plants to the Masses

    [From January Issue 2015]

    NISHIHATA Seijun, Plant hunter
    There is a plant hunter who collects plants not only from within Japan, but also from all over the world. NISHIHATA Seijun grows plants from the thousands of seeds he has collected. Based in Tokyo, he is attracting attention in the media – TV, radio, magazines, and so forth – for the numerous projects he began in 2012.
    Seijun says he hasn’t always been interested in plants. When he was studying abroad aged 21, an incident occurred that changed his mind. “When I climbed the 4,000 meter high Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo, I happened to see Nepenthes rajah, the world’s largest carnivorous plant on the summit. That plant made a huge impression on me.”
    Hanau Co. Ltd. in Hyogo Prefecture is a wholesaler of flowers and potted plants, founded 150 years ago. The business has been in Seijun’s family for five generations. After returning to Japan, he spent his days learning the family business as an employee. “I think my skills were refined through encounters with masters of flower arrangement, and others.” Meanwhile, some simple doubts began to emerge in his mind. “I noticed that neither the Japanese technique of adjusting the flowering period, nor rare foreign plant species, were widely known to the general public.”
    “I began giving seminars to explain how and from where we get hold of materials for flower arrangement.” The number of invitations to give seminars increased and he started getting project proposals from both inside and outside Japan. Today he deals with more than 2,000 requests a year from companies, organizations and individuals. “The number of known plant species exceeds 260,000. It’s a wide field.”
    “I once collected an olive tree that was hundreds of years old. After it was transported, we discovered it was infected and lost a large amount of money sending it back. Climbing cliffs to collect plants and communicating with local staff via English and body language is work that involves both risk and effort. Despite the risks, I want to satisfy those who need the trees.”
    At Tokyo Designers Weeks 2014, an international creators’ event, 30 people chosen by lottery planted an Argentine palo borracho tree together with Seijun. The aim was for the participants to get a sense of the heft of the four-ton tree by pulling it on a cart. “Through contact with plants, I’d like people to experience a variety of things, in addition to their beauty and healing influence.”
    At Yoyogi Village where his office is located, plants from different countries of the world are grown. To acknowledge the contribution this green tract of land has made to society and the environment, Yoyogi Village was designated an “Urban Oasis” in 2014. “In the future, I’d like to create fun botanical gardens in which I can collaborate with artists and musicians.”
    Photos courtesy of Sora Botanical Garden
    Text: KAWARATANI Tokiko[2015年1月号掲載記事]

    プラントハンター 西畠清順さん

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