Photo gallery - The Celebration of Health and Harvest at Ohito Zuisenkyo

The Celebration of Health and Harvest

  • This year's autumn festival at Ohito Zuisenkyo was held on November 1 and 2, as "The Celebration of Health and Harvest 2008".

  • We were very fortunate with the weather. With the gentle autumnal sun and breeze, visitors enjoyed themselves, various activities and exhibitions, as well as the Zuisenkyo's natural surroundings. Over 8,000 people visited Ohito Zuisenkyo during these two days.

  • We introduced a new project this year- The Healthy Living Network Showcase zone. Our MOA members and their local networks gathered to show their everyday activities and contributions to wider society on panel boards and presentations. At the venue set up in the Ohito Conference and Training Center, all kinds of people could learn other networks' activities and take hints for their own local networks, as well as enjoy delicacies catered by the participating networks.
  • Our regular "Hands-on Farming Zone" and "Health Promotion Zone" provided the visitors with opportunities to be acquainted with the Nature's best as well as MOA's health-promotion programs at the Ohito Farm and Oku-Atami Ryoin respectively.

  • We decided to provide coach services between the zones, creating a smooth transportation to enable the visitors enjoy each zone with ease.

  • Please enjoy the photos from these two days below.
  • Photos with * along its caption can be clickable to view enlarged pictures.

"Hands-on Farming Zone"

The main gate

Family day-outing at the festival

The main marquee providing food stalls, refreshments and entertainment shows.

Live show by an amateur singer

Magic show by famous magicians club

Celebrity singer on stage

Celebrity Lookalike contest

The GORYU Taiko drum performance

The authentic Amagi-Rempo Taiko performance

Our Natural Food Cafe-restaurant and shop PAL

All produce 100% organic

Food stalls - take your pick

Selling locally-grown tea

Everyone's favourite, BBQ sandwich with Ohito Beef

Organic vegetables from all over the country

Pack-as-much-as-you-can Hokkaido Onions

Harvesting Experience - going home with spring onions

And more spring onions!

Harvesting Experience - Sweet potatoes reception

In the field of sweet potatoes..

Harvesting Experience - Taros

Excellent growth this year

Moolie harvesting

In the field of moolies

Picking sunflowers

And cosmoses

The farm staff passing the tips for garden kitchen

Panel exhibitions by Charity for MSC in support of Nature Farming

A group discussion for farmers

Seed exchange

Soba workshop

Family cooking club - baking sweet-potato cakes

Eco-awareness corner: generating energy

Making the MyBag

Unique cycling

Try making butter!

Mini zoopark with domestic animals

Wow, rabbits!

Chicks in a chick garden

Cows undeterred by the visitors??*

Calf unleashed*

Silkie,a rare kind...*

Delicacy of autumn,a persimmon *
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"Health Promotion Zone"

The venue - Oku-Atami Ryoin*

Reception lobby

Vital check for entry

Nutrition couselling

Exercise advisers

Music relaxation

Gardening therapy

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"The Healthy Living Showcase Zone"

The main entrance to the zone

MOA Food and Eating Seminar

Flower Gallery by MOA Korinka*

Participating work of ikebana on display *

Music entertainment by local members
-Participants' panel boards and representations-

Hokkaido panels

Photo gallery panels*

Tohoku booth, presentation of traditional local cuisine

Presentation of Shoku-iku activities in Sendai city

Hokuriku panels

Presentation of activities in Toyama city

Tokyo panels


Chubu, mock Shoku-iku Seminar

Cooking seminar - making tofu

Kansai Panels

Presentation on Minou city network

Chugoku Panels

Hand-drawn postcards

Shikoku Panels

Main venue buzzing

Kyushu Panels

Local delicacy - lotus roots with hot chilli

Okinawa booth

Traditional Okinawan cooking

Panels on Shizuoka tea*

Honey tasting

Traditional way of making soup stock

Cooking instructors giving presentations on how to make the soup stock
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